Grimsby drug trafficker caught in Marbella
A dealer accused of trafficking drugs into Grimsby has been caught in Marbella just a day after he was confirmed to be one of the UK’s most wanted criminals.
A new campaign by the National Crime Agency listed 12 fugitives accused of crimes including murder, large scale drugs operations and supplying firearms and ammunition.
Joshua Dillon Hendry, 30, is accused of trafficking drugs into Grimsby.
He is alleged to have trafficked heroin and cocaine from Liverpool to Grimsby for onward distribution.
Hendry is also wanted for a number of other drugs charges and has already been jailed for in his absence at Grimsby Crown Court.
But on Thursday evening, after three years on the run, authorities caught up with him in San Pedro de Alcantára, Marbella.
Tom Dowdall, NCA Deputy Director of International, said: “This is a rapid result and it’s testimony to the power these appeals can have as well as the NCA’s international reach.
“Whether it’s using tip-offs from the public, sharing intelligence or deploying specialist capabilities, UK law enforcement and our Spanish partners are working as one to trace and arrest the other 11 fugitives.
“Those men will know now that we’re after them. They can live their lives anxiously looking over their shoulders and wondering if today’s the day they get caught or they can do the right thing and hand themselves in.”
Chief Inspector Rhodri Troake of Humberside Police added: “We’d like to thank the National Crime Agency for their assistance in locating and arresting Hendry as a part of an efficient and fast-moving operation.
“Hendry is alleged to have trafficked heroin and crack cocaine from Liverpool to Grimsby for onward distribution within our local communities.
“This type of criminality can cause significant disruption to our local communities and we will continue to do everything we can to continue to bring those responsible to justice.”
The National Crime Agency says it is now working to capture the remaining 11 fugitives.
Anyone with information about one of the Most Wanted is urged to call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.