UK wanted man’s extradition hearing set

Johannesburg - The extradition hearing of convicted UK drug trafficker and fraudster Martin Evans will be heard next week, SABC news reported on Monday.

The 52-year-old man appeared in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday and the case was postponed to next week.

Martin Evans, one of Britain's most wanted men, went missing after he was given weekend leave from jail in November 2011. Credit: THE NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY

Evans' extradition hearing will be held on Monday, August 11.

He was arrested at a security complex in Midrand on Saturday night by South Africa's police and Interpol.

Evans, from Swansea in Wales, had been on the run since 2011

when he failed to return to prison after being given a short release of a few days.

He was serving 21 years for conspiracy to supply cocaine, and fraudulent trading.