The alleged ringleader of a cocaine traffiicking group has been arrested in Spain after more than six years on the run.
Dominic McInally, 29, from Formby, had been wanted by Merseyside Police since 2014 when officers intercepted a car in Crosby and recovered 6 kilograms of cocaine in a hidden compartment.
He was taken into police custody in the early hours of February 28 when police raided a strip club near Marbella.
Following his arrest, McInally was taken to Madrid, where extradition proceedings are underway.
Five members of the group allegedly led by McInally have previously been sentenced to a total of 48 years’ imprisonment.
Andy Cooke-Welling, Head of the NCA’s International Crime Bureau, said: "The arrest of Dominic McInally is the result of years of investigation by the NCA, Merseyside Police and our Spanish partners.
"It is yet another success under Operation Captura, which has resulted in dozens of fugitives being brought to account, many of them after years on the run.
"It should be clear to those attempting to flee from UK justice that they can never rest easy."
Assistant Chief Constable Ian Critchley from Merseyside Police said: "The arrest of McInally in Spain is another fine example of forces and agencies working together across borders to apprehend a suspected serious and organised criminal.
"We await the extradition proceedings and in finally seeing McInally put before the courts."