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Maycock Sr. extradition case set for March 7

The extradition case of alleged drug kingpin Melvin Maycock Sr. is set to begin on March 7.

U.S. prosecutors allege that Maycock headed the Caribbean arm of a multi-national drug trafficking gang.

A police dragnet arrested 14 alleged members of the smuggling operation in June 2004. However, police did not bring Maycock into custody until June 2008.

By then, he had two more drug cases. Maycock has already been acquitted of one of those cases involving the seizure of 20 pounds of marijuana inside an apartment in Westridge Estates on June 21, 2008.

Maycock is awaiting a decision in another drug case regarding the discovery of 1,300 pounds of marijuana in a rented villa at Marine Drive, West Bay Street in May 2008. Police allegedly found the drugs when they raided the apartment. No occupants of the home were present when police conducted the search.

But they allegedly lifted Maycock’s fingerprint from one of the drug packages and found a Rolex watch guarantee in his name.

Maycock’s extradition hearing was scheduled to begin this week. However, Deputy Chief Magistrate Carolita Bethell rescheduled the hearing.

Franklyn Williams, the deputy director of public prosecutions, represents the U.S. government. Damian Gomez represents Maycock.

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