Law Center - POSTED: 2007/01/31 18:41
A BID to extradite two people to the United States over an alleged international operation to produce an illegal drug got under way yesterday.
Brian Howes, 43, and Kerry Ann Shanks, 29, are wanted by the American authorities to face 82 charges over the alleged supply of chemicals to people believed to be involved in the production of methamphetamine, better known as crystal meth.
An initial extradition hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard claims that chemicals allegedly supplied by the pair, of Bo'ness, were traced to more than 80 unlawful laboratories in the US.
Sheriff Isabella McColl remanded them in custody until a further hearing in March.