Palma.—Crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) confirmed yesterday that another successful arrest under Operation Captura has been made in Spain.

Jamie Dempsey, from Essex, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon at about 3.40pm Spanish time at a residential property in Benahavis, Marbella, Spain by the Policia National and Guardia Civil.

Dempsey was sought on a European Arrest Warrant for conspiring to supply cocaine and facilitation of the use of criminal property. It is alleged that between 30 March 2009 and 23 April 2009, Dempsey conspired with others to supply 299kgs of cocaine, with an estimated UK street value in excess of £80million. “Great result” Dave Cording, Crimestoppers' Deputy Chief Executive said: “This is another great result which means that now 50 percent of the most recent batch of wanted individuals have been arrested. “Not only is the campaign successful in tracking people down in Spain, but it displaces them as well, but as we can see, no matter where these wanted individuals run to, law enforcement will find them. “I hope this further reinforces to fugitives, that you can run, but can't hide forever. “I would urge the public to look again at the most wanted section of our website to see if they recognise any of the wanted individuals and if you have any information contact us anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.” The arrest is the fifth from the latest batch of ten wanted individuals revealed in February under Operation Captura; a multi agency campaign to locate wanted individuals that are wanted on a European Arrest Warrant issued by the UK and are believed to be living in Spain to try and evade capture.

The ten new appeals include some of the UK's most dangerous individuals, wanted for serious crimes including drugs trafficking, murder and child sex offences.

Operation Captura is the successful multi-agency campaign which identifies individuals on the run in Spain who are wanted by UK law enforcement agencies for serious crimes committed in the UK.