A former bikie is being extradited from Canberra to Brisbane to face drug trafficking charges after he skipped a court appearance.

A former bikie will be extradited to Queensland after skipping a court appearance on drug trafficking charges.

Police say the 42-year-old was arrested in Canberra on Wednesday and will return to Queensland where he will appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday.

The man was charged with trafficking in 2010 following investigations into a syndicate supplying cocaine through pubs and clubs on the Gold Coast.

He was charged with another trafficking offence in January this year but failed to appear.