Alleged drug smuggler to face trial

IAN STEWARD
Last updated 05:00 14/02/2013

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An alleged international drug smuggler extradited to New Zealand will stand trial in October.

Rokas Karpavicius, 32, was arrested in Latvia after a "red notice" posted by Interpol alerted police.

The Lithuanian is charged with importing LSD and ecstasy, conspiring to import class A drugs and money laundering.

Karpavicius was arrested in December 2011 and extradited to New Zealand in October last year.

At a callover at the High Court in Auckland yesterday his lawyer Graeme Newell indicated the trial would be preceded by several legal arguments related to the extradition.

Justice Timothy Brewer set a 10-day trial at the High Court for October 7.

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