One of most wanted British criminals in Spain arrested

30th September 2009, Comments 0 comments

A 27-year-old suspected of drug trafficking handed himself in to the British consulate in Palma days after his identity was made public by the crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers.

Madrid – Spanish police Tuesday arrested a Briton suspected of drug trafficking, just days after his identity was made public by the crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers, the British embassy said.

Michael Eddleston, 27, "one of the most wanted British criminals in Spain," handed himself in to the British consulate in Palma, capital of the Spanish Balearic island of Majorca, which delivered him to Spanish police, it said.

Eddleston, from Doncaster in northern England, was one of 10 suspected British criminals believed to be on the run in Spain whose identities were made public in an appeal by Crimestoppers on 23 September.

He was wanted on three counts of drug trafficking.

A total of 24 suspected criminals thought to be hiding out in Spain now have been arrested since Crimestoppers and the Serious Organised Crime Agency launched their Operation Captura in the country in 2006.

AFP / Expatica

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