one of twelve runaways included in the campaign United Kingdom to locate the most wanted criminals has been arrested by the Police in Marbella after an off-duty agent recognized him after seeing him in the images of the aforementioned campaign.
Joshua Hendry, 30, and accused of drug trafficking, was arrested in the population center of San Pedro Alcántara, in Marbella, the promoters of the campaign reported in a statement this Friday.
The United Kingdom had asked this week for help in Spain to arrest twelve criminals for the crimes of murder, robbery, arms trafficking and drug trafficking, since he suspects that they may be hidden in Spain, most of them on the Costa del Sol.
The help to locate them guarantees anonymity and does not entail any danger for the complainant, according to those responsible for the Ministry of the Interior, the National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom and the NGO Crimestoppers in the presentation of a new edition of the “Most Wanted” campaign, continuation of the so-called Capture operations.
The Secretary of State for Security, Rafael Pérez, underlined the excellent collaboration between the British Police and the Spanish security forces that has allowed arrest 86 fugitives from British justice since 2006.
Of them, 25 were arrested last year in Spain, revealed the Director General of Operations of the British National Crime Agency (NCA), Steve Rodhouse, who launched a message: “We appeal to Spanish society and British to call if you know where these fugitives are (…) Any detail can be valuable “.
For Rodhouse, who the Costa del Sol may be chosen by many British criminals It is due, among other reasons, to the concentration of compatriots who reside or spend the summer here, so that the criminal finds himself comfortable and safer mixed with other citizens of his country.