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Wanted man McGovern nabbed in Hobart

AAP logoAAP 27/09/2016 Andrew Drummond

Samuel McGovern was arrested at the Claremont Village Shopping Centre. © Provided by ABC News Samuel McGovern was arrested at the Claremont Village Shopping Centre. One of Australia's most wanted fugitives, sought in relation to alleged gang activity and illegal drug supply, has been extradited to NSW after being arrested at a suburban Hobart shopping centre.

Samuel Terrance McGovern, 23, on Tuesday afternoon jetted out of the southern capital, accompanied by detectives, after a magistrate approved his transfer to Sydney.

"There is no application for bail and the (extradition) application sought is not opposed," a Legal Aid solicitor said on McGovern's behalf.

Investigators have previously said they want to speak with McGovern about a Kings Cross drug investigation from early 2016, allegedly including the supply of ice and heroin.

He has reported links to the Young Woolloomooloo Boys.

A tip-off alerted police to McGovern's presence in Tasmania.

He was arrested on interstate warrants at Claremont Shopping Centre in Hobart's northern suburbs on Monday and held in custody overnight.

Magistrate Michael Daly ordered that he be taken to Sydney police headquarters before facing Central Local Court on Wednesday morning.

"My girlfriend was meant to come and visit," McGovern said, as plans were being made for his handover to NSW Police.

The magistrate told McGovern he would have to change his plans.

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