An off-duty officer of the police found one of Britain’s Most Wanted in less than 24 hours at Costa del Sol.

After being identified as one of 12 British fugitives most wanted in Spain, a drug dealer is captured and taken into custody. 

Joshua Hendry, who was recognized by an off-duty Officer in San Pedro de Alcantara close to Marbella’s Costa del Sol resort, was taken into custody yesterday 

Spanish police have released footage on Friday of a man being taken through an underground carpark by just one police officer in a mustard-green tracksuit. 

Joshua Hendry was held yesterday in San Pedro de Alcantara near the Costa del Sol resort of Marbella after being recognised by an off-duty officer

Joshua Hendry, a civilian from San Pedro de Alcantara in the Costa del Sol area of Marbella was taken into custody yesterday after being recognized by an off duty officer

Now, the 30-year-old faces extradition to the UK. Hendry was formally named Wednesday by the National Crime Agency. He is being charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs and belonging to a Liverpool-based organised crime gang. 

“It’s alleged that he trafficked heroin from Liverpool to Grimsby in order for it to be onward distributed and controlled the telephone line for this purpose.

As part of this conspiracy, his mother and brother were also convicted. 

“Hendry was also arrested in connection with a different drug conspiracy to supply cocaine, in May 2018. He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in March 2019 in his absence. 

This was his first arrest out of 12 named men in Wednesday’s appeal. Before his arrest, he was linked to Estepona (a small town about 20 minutes from San Pedro). 

An official of the Spanish National Police in Malaga stated that the detention was confirmed by the statement of the Spanish National Police: “One of the twelve fugitives listed on the UK’s Most Wanted Spanish criminals list has been taken into custody.” 

“The detention was completed in less than 24 hour after the operation’s start. Tom Dowdall (NCA Deputy Director for International) said: 

“This rapid outcome is testament to both the strength of these appeals and the NCA’s global reach. The UK’s law enforcement agencies and Spanish counterparts work together in an effort to find and arrest these 11 people, whether they are using tip-offs, sharing intelligence, or deploying special capabilities. 

“Those men will now know that we are after them.” They could live their life anxiously, wondering if they’ll be caught. Or they could do right and surrender to authorities. 

Chief Inspector Rhodri Troope of Humberside Police stated: “We would like to thank The National Crime Agency [for their assistance] in locating Hendry and releasing him as part of an efficient, fast-moving operation. 

Hendry is believed to have illegally trafficked heroin from Liverpool to Grimsby in order to distribute it within the local community. 

“This criminality is likely to cause major disruptions to local communities. We will do all we can to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice. 

The British suspects believed to be in Spain on the run include drug kingpins and two underworld armorers. 

In Madrid, the National Crime Agency and Crimestoppers launched the hit list as part of a joint initiative.