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Scottish police apply for extradition of 20 year old Filipino

Prosecutors in Scotland have launched a bid to extradite a 20-year-old Filipino man over the death of a Scottish teenager who committed suicide after being blackmailed by Filipinos online.

Daniel Perry from Dunfermline thought he was talking to an American girl online but was told by the Filipino blackmailers that his conversations had been recorded and would be shared with his friends and family unless he paid them.

Daniel died on July 2013 after allegedly falling victim to the attempt to blackmail him, it is believed he was lured into webcam chat and then blackmailed with the footage they recorded.

Daniel PerryScottish detectives found an online trail, which led to an organised crime group in the Philippines.

Archie Gian Tolin was arrested because of his alleged part in the blackmail that led to Daniel’s death but he was later bailed along with others as part of an operation by British police and the PNP. 

It is believed to be the first such bid for extradition since the Philippines and the UK agreed on a new extradition treaty.

A spokesman for the Crown Office said: “A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Archie Gian Tolin in connection with the death of Daniel Perry. “Steps are now being taken to enforce that warrant and secure his extradition from the Philippines.”

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