Britain moves to extradite Biggs, the train robber
Bridgetown, Barbados — Britain moved to extradite Ronald Biggs from Barbados after police here announced the fugitive "great train robber" had been rescued from kidnappers aboard a yacht off the Caribbean Island. The bizarre plot was still shrouded in mystery, but it seemed that Bigg's 16-year flight from British justice was at an end.
Early Tuesday, the man identifying himself as Biggs was still at police headquarters describing his abduction from a cafe in Rio de Janeiro and his eight-day voyage.
British High Commissioner (Ambassador) Stanley Arthur told Reuters Britain would begin extradition proceedings a s soon as it was formally established the man was Biggs.