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Garland 'delighted' as extradition to US denied

THE High Court has dismissed an application to extradite former Worker's Party president Sean Garland to the US for his alleged involvement in a sophisticated counterfeiting operation.

Authorities in America had sought the extradition of Mr Garland (76), of Beldonstown, Brownstown, Navan, Co Meath, to face charges relating to the production of high-quality counterfeit US dollars, an operation allegedly carried out with the collusion of the government of North Korea.

In a brief hearing yesterday, Mr Justice John Edwards said the court was not disposed to grant the application and would furnish its reasons for doing so on January 13.

A spokesman for Mr Garland said he was extremely relieved and delighted with yesterday's ruling.

Irish Independent