‘Most-wanted’ fugitive arrested in Lagos

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A CAMPAIGN launched by crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers to locate some of Britain’s most-wanted fugitives in Amsterdam has seen further success following the arrest of an individual believed to be Dion Kendrick Lee.

Close co-operation between UK and Nigerian authorities led to the arrest of Lee on Tuesday in an operation conducted by the Nigerian National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

Lee, from Preston, was wanted by Lancashire Police and the Serious Organised Crime Agency in connection with drugs and firearms crimes, as well as allegedly conspiring to supply Class A and C Drugs and conspiracy to possess, sell or transfer firearms and ammunition.

He was found in Lagos under an international arrest warrant.

The 34-year-old becomes the fourth individual ocated since the charity’s Operation Return campaign launched last year with SOCA, Meld Misdaad Anoniem/’M’ (Dutch Crimestoppers) and Netherlands law enforcement. It aims to identify fugitives wanted for serious crimes committed in the UK, but who are now thought to be in and around Amsterdam.

Deputy Chief Executive for Crimestoppers Dave Cording said: “This is encouraging news and highlights another success under Operation Return. I would like to take this opportunity to re-iterate the message to those still wanted, you can run but you can’t hide forever. Law enforcement will locate you, no matter where you are hiding in the world.”

The list includes some of the UK’s most dangerous criminals wanted for suspected crimes relating to drugs smuggling, the illegal sale of firearms, robbery and rape.

To see the remaining individuals wanted as part of the campaign please visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org/wanted and if you wish to pass on information anonymously you can call 0800 111 555.