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A wanted man suspected of being a drugs baron behind an 80 million pounds cocaine empire has been arrested in Spain

A wanted man suspected of being a drugs baron behind an 80 million pounds cocaine empire has been arrested in Spain

A wanted man suspected of being a drugs baron behind an 80 million pounds cocaine empire has been arrested in Spain

A wanted man suspected of being a drugs baron behind an £80 million cocaine empire has been arrested in Spain after a major international hunt.

Jamie Dempsey, 33, of Essex, was wanted by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) for allegedly conspiring to supply 299 kilos of cocaine in spring 2009.

His arrest comes after police released the identities of 10 suspected criminals hiding out on the "Costa del Crime".

He was being questioned after officers raided a property in Marbella, police said.

Dave Cording, of Crimestoppers, said: "This is another great result which means that now 50% of the most recent batch of wanted individuals have been arrested.

"Not only is the campaign successful in tracking people down in Spain, but it displaces them as well, but as we can see, no matter where these wanted individuals run to, law enforcement will find them.

"I hope this further reinforces to fugitives, that you can run, but can't hide forever."

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He was arrested as part of Operation Captura, a multi-agency campaign which identifies wanted individuals on the run in Spain.


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