One of Britain's 'unlucky 13' arrested in the Netherlands

Ian Stanton from Liverpool was captured in Rotterdam. Credit: Crimestoppers

A suspected drug trafficker who featured in the Operation Captura ‘unlucky thirteen’ campaign has been arrested in The Netherlands.

Ian Stanton, aged 42, from Liverpool, was captured at a house in Rotterdam by the Dutch Police.

Stanton, who is wanted by the National Crime Agency, is allegedly involved in a conspiracy to supply more than 400 kilos of cocaine. The drugs were found in May hidden in a container of frozen Argentinean beef.

Extradition proceedings are now underway.