Authorities have called on the public to help track down the ten most wanted fugitives believed to be on the run in Spain.
Independent UK crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers and the National Crime Agency (NCA) teamed up with Spain´s Interior Ministry to once again seek the public’s help to find Britain’s most wanted fugitives.
The ten fugitives added to the list are wanted by UK law enforcement agencies in connection with crimes including rape, indecent assault of a child and drug trafficking.
This is the ninth Operation Captura appeal to be made since 2006, and the previous eight have led to 65 out of 76 wanted fugitives being caught.
Drugs lord Stephen Blundell was one of the most recent individuals to be found.
The 36-year-old, from Merseyside, had fled the UK before being sentenced for a £1 million heroin plot. He handed himself in to authorities in Tenerife.
Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC, the Founder and Chair of Crimestoppers, said: “Operation Captura has proved a huge success since it was launched in 2006 and the majority of individuals on our most wanted list have been captured.
“However, there are still a number of criminals who are evading arrest.
“We must ensure these individuals are brought to justice.
“We are confident that we can successfully hunt them down with support from the Spanish authorities, as well as the Spanish and UK public.”
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