Drug kingpin netted in Greece to be extradited to Canada

A Canadian police investigation into a racket producing fake Canadian passports for underworld figures has been linked to two brothers believed to be major players in the cocaine trade.

Robby Alkhalil, who is also wanted in Canada and in Italy in connection with at least two murders, was arrested in Greece earlier this year after being found in possession of a fake passport, Greek authorities said on Friday, adding that he will be extradited to Canada to stand trial.

It is believed that the racket produced some 66 passports a year, which were sold for between 5,000 and 20,000 Canadian dollars, Canadian media has suggested.