Accused Drug Lord Extradited to Germany

Safet Kalic, alleged Montenegrin narcotic trafficker, was extradited from Austria to Germany on Tuesday.

kalic interpolSafet Kalic's Interpol Red NoticeKalic was arrested in Austria on Oct. 20, 2014, on charges filed against him by Interpol in 2011.

A Vienna court ruled that Kalic should be handed over to German authorities to face narcotic trafficking charges.

The Montenegrin Ministry of Justice had previously requested Kalic’s extradition. Interpol issued a red notice (an international arrest warrant) on Kalic in 2011, on suspicions of running a money-laundering scheme between 2006 and 2011 which laundered € 7.2 million (US$ 8.2million). Authorities also arrested his brother and wife in July 2011.

Kalic is a suspected associate of alleged drug lord Darko Saric.

The Ministry of Justice released a statement yesterday, explaining that Kalic’s transfer to Germany does not prevent authorities from requesting his extradition to Montenegro, and that they intend  to do so.