Suspected drug dealer

Extradited from Spain after his arrest

by A Life In Spain
0 comment

Suspected drug dealer being extradited from Spain after his arrest

A suspected drug dealer who is believed to have fled to Spain in a desperate attempt to evade police has been arrested.

The fugitive, who was living in Tenerife, has been arrested after a warrant was authorised for his suspected involvement in a large drugs conspiracy involving cocaine and money laundering.

The international operation was led by the North East Regional Organised Crime Unit (NEROCU) and supported by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and Spanish Police who apprehended the 55-year-old man on Monday May 20th.


The suspect was arrested on behalf of the warrant and will remain in police custody while he awaits extradition back to the UK.

Following the arrest, Detective Chief Inspector Daryll Tomlinson, said: “This has been an outstanding display of partnership working between law enforcement agencies working in tandem to execute a warrant abroad and bring a suspect into police custody.

“I want to thank everyone involved in this operation and I hope it sends a clear message to anyone looking to evade police – we have every tool necessary at our disposal to pursue suspects, dismantle organised crime and protect victims.

“Work just like this will continue as part of Operation Sentinel – our united front to tackle all forms of Serious and Organised crime.”

NCA International Regional Manager Neil Keeping said: “We have National Crime Agency officers based across the globe working day in, day out on behalf of UK law enforcement.

“The NCA collaborated with the Spanish National Police to identify that the suspect was living in Tenerife and to ensure he was arrested. We’re also working with Spanish judicial authorities, the CPS and UK police to arrange his extradition back to the UK.

“This is just one of many cases in which the NCA, working with international partners and UK police, is making sure that people wanted in connection with allegations of serious crime have nowhere safe to hide.”

To report suspicious behaviour or activity linked to drug crime, visit your local police’s website, or alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

You may also like

A Life In Spain Logo

Your go-to resource for everything you need to know about living the dream in sunny Spain.


As an expat who has fallen in love with the Spanish lifestyle, I’m here to share my experiences, tips, and tricks to help you make the most out of your life in this beautiful country.

Want to read The Chronicle and A Life In Spain online? See the latest and previous copies here. – All Right Reserved. Copyright 2024