Martin Evans being escorted through Heathrow airport
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Fugitive ostrich farm fraudster Martin Evans extradited

A fugitive conman, drug dealer and money launderer from Swansea has been extradited to the UK from South Africa.

Martin Evans, 52, was arrested by armed police in South Africa in August after three years on the run.

The National Crime Agency has said Evans was flown into Heathrow airport on Friday.

His scams included swindling 87 investors out of £900,000 in an ostrich farm fraud in south Wales.

He was jailed for 21 years for conspiracy to supply cocaine and fraudulent trading in 2006, but disappeared in 2011 while on weekend release from a prison in Wiltshire.

  • 17 Oct 2014
  • From the section Wales