After evading the clutches of authorities in the United States (US) for more than two years, former fugitive from justice, Nyron ‘Batt’ Erickson was extradited to the US some time yesterday, February 27.
Erickson’s multiple attempts at securing his freedom from custody after being held on a US arrest warrant failed, including the most recent effort at the Privy Council where his application for permission to appeal his extradition order was refused.
Dramatic footage obtained by BVI News shows the moment Erickson was transferred from a heavy local police escort into the custody of US officials dressed in para-military fatigues with guns drawn at the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island.
Erickson, also known as West Bank, was then taken to a waiting helicopter before being whisked away to the neighbouring US Virgin Islands.
The former fugitive faces an indictment in the US on charges of conspiracy to launder monetary funds from outside the US and unlawfully transporting those funds into the US.