One of Britain’s most wanted fugitive, Dion Kendrick Lee, has been arrested in Lagos, Nigeria. He was arrested on Tuesday by The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
The 34-year-old, was wanted by Lancashire Police and the Serious Organized 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 is the fourth individual located since a campaign launched by Crimestoppers Operation Return 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.”
Operation Greengage Team declared him wanted two years ago for his involvement in the importation of cocaine, cannabis, firearms and ammunition into the United Kingdom from Amsterdam.
The suspect is expected to be extradited soon to face criminal charges in Britain, NDLEA said.