27/06/2014

Suspected British Drug Dealer Held In Spain

Christopher Mealey, who is wanted in the UK as part of a probe into an alleged £25 million-a-year cocaine ring, has been arrested by armed Spanish National Police in Marbella, on the Costa del Sol on Monday night.

Officers from the National Crime Agency and the Metropolitan Police were also involved in the arrest of the 38-year-old.

Mealey has been on the run for two and a half years after police raided a drugs operation, he ran with his father-in-law in January 2012, and now faces extradition to Britain.

Inspector Olga Lizana, from the Spanish National Police fugitives unit, said: "Cooperation between Spain and the UK on fugitive operations has never been better. This arrest once again demonstrates that sooner or later any British fugitives hiding out in Spain will be caught."

(CVS)

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