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Northern Ireland drug dealer Mark Dunford arrested in Spain

Published 05/07/2016

Mark Dunford was arrested in Spain
Mark Dunford was arrested in Spain

Convicted Coleraine drug dealer Mark Dunford, on the run for more than a year, has been arrested in Spain on a European Arrest Warrant.

The 41-year-old is due to appear in court in Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

Dunford, originally from Waterford but with an address at Ballylagan Lane, Coleraine, had admitted supplying amphetamines but failed to appear in court for his sentencing in February last year.

He was due to be sentenced for his part in illegal drugs supply in Coleraine and Ballymena after police officers seized almost £900,000 worth of drugs in September 2012.

The officer leading the investigation, Detective Inspector Tom McClure, from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch, said: "Mark Dunford was arrested in Spain on Saturday 25th June as a result of our continued enquiries and assistance from colleagues in the National Crime Agency and Spanish police.

"He will appear at Ballymena Magistrates Court tomorrow morning and a date for his sentencing at Crown Court will be set."

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