SOCA and Spanish Police hold wanted man

A convicted drug trafficker from Warrington, who had been on the run for 13 years, has been arrested in Spain. 41-year-old Mark Lilley was detained in a raid on a luxury villa in Malaga.

Warning to 'Operation Captura' fugitives

"Lilley was a dangerous man with access to firearms. He had evaded capture for a long time by moving around Spain and using false identities. Now he's behind bars where he belongs and extradition proceedings are underway.

"My message for other fugitives on the run is a simple one - we will hunt you down and you will face justice for your crimes."

– Dave Allen, Head of the Fugitives Unit, SOCA

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