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British tourist, 27, faces extradition to Qatar after being found with a cannabis grinder

Conor Howard, 27, was stopped last October on his way back to the UK from Australia when he was found with the item – which he says he bought for a friend as a joke.

A British tourist who was detained in Qatar after airport officials found a £10 cannabis grinder on him during a stop-over 11 months ago has been arrested in Corfu and could be extradited back to the UAE.



The project manager from Tranent, East Lothian, spent six hours in a cell before returning home, and thought no more of his brush with Middle Eastern authorities.

But Mr Howard was unaware he has been placed on an international most wanted list and has now been arrested in Greece after arriving to join his parents on holiday.

Conor Howard, 27, was stopped in Qatar last October on his way back to the UK from Australia. He was unaware he had been placed on an international most wanted list and has now been arrested in Greece after arriving to join his parents on holiday.

The project manager from Tranent, Eat Lothian, spent six hours in a cell before returning home

Mr Howard is now being held in a Greek prison with the possibility of being extradited to Qatar to face drugs charges.

His terrified parents Adele, 53, and Robert Young, 55, are being supported by Radha Stirling, of Detained in Dubai, who is representing him.

Local lawyers are preparing a bail request for their son today.

His father said: ‘We are emotional, stressed, and my anxiety levels are through the roof.

The project manager from Tranent, Eat Lothian, spent six hours in a cell before returning home, and thought no more of his brush with Middle Eastern authorities

‘We are just having to support each other in this really difficult time.

‘It is crazy the lack of support we have received from the British Embassy in Greece and the language barrier involving lawyers is so difficult.

‘The embassy gave us a list of Qatari lawyers to contact who can speak English if he is extradited but none of them have got back to us and we have not been filled with confidence.

‘But that said so many local people are trying to help us by taking us…

By Rory Tingle For Mailonline

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