Cypriot faces extradition over contraband.A CYPRIOT fish and chip shop worker from South Yorkshire South Yorkshire, former metropolitan county, N central England. Created in the 1974 local government reorganization, the county embraced the Sheffield conurbation and comprised four metropolitan districts: Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, and Sheffield. faces extradition to Germany after being accused of cigarette smuggling smuggling, illegal transport across state or national boundaries of goods or persons liable to customs or to prohibition. Smuggling has been carried on in nearly all nations and has occasionally been adopted as an instrument of national policy, as by Great Britain .
Cyprus-born father of four Anastassios Andrew Louca, aged 47, of Holywell Lane, Conisbrough, is wanted in Germany in connection with allegations he evaded duty of e1/46 million by smuggling lorry-loads of tobacco into the country.
According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the South Yorkshire Times, Louca, who has lived in the UK for 28 years, was originally arrested by the Germans and accused of six offences of smuggling tobacco, each of which was said to have avoided around e1/4500,000 in tobacco duty.
He faces a maximum five-year sentence on each offence, said to have occurred in 2003 and 2004 after deliveries from Greece to a warehouse in Minden, Germany, were transported on to France and the UK.
Louca is fighting to block moves to extradite ex·tra·dite
v. ex·tra·dit·ed, ex·tra·dit·ing, ex·tra·dites
1. To give up or deliver (a fugitive, for example) to the legal jurisdiction of another government or authority.
2. him to Germany.
He had already been granted bail at an earlier hearing so he could attend his daughterCOs Greek wedding, planned for Sutton-in-Ashfield.
His bail was renewed by magistrates in Westminster, London.
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