Court upholds request for Portuguese man's extradition

Alexandre Amador Pais, who is wanted by the Spanish authorities for an assault that took place in 2011, is currently serving time iat Corradino Correctional Facility for drug offences

A court has upheld an extradition request for a 25-year-old Portuguese man currently serving time for drug-related offences.

Alexandre Amador Pais, who is wanted by the Spanish authorities for an assault that took place in 2011, will be extradited to Spain on the strength of a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Spanish courts on June 8th , after serving his prison sentence in Malta.

Pais is accused of causing grievous injury to another individual in Spain, a crime that carries a sentence of up to three years imprisonment.

Prosecuting officer Mario Cuschieri told the court that the Maltese police had received a notice through the Schengen information system.

The accused was arrested and arraigned before Magistrate Donatella Frendo Dimech this morning. In court today, Paid consented to being extradited to Spain.

The court ruled that the extradition should be suspended until Pais serves his full term at the Corradino Correctional Facility.

Lawyer Steve Tonna Lowell appeared for the accused.

 

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