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Bodmin Drugs 'Mastermind' Declared Among Britain's Most Wanted

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2:01pm 14th November 2013

A man who helped ship heroin to Bodmin is declared one of Britain's most wanted.

Five members of the same Cornish family were jailed in April - after £50,000 of the drug was found stashed in a bag of pasties.

But thirty-five year old Stephen Blundell from Liverpool escaped to Spain.

The Liverpudlian joins 12 other new wanted individuals on the multi-agency Operation Captura campaign list, which involves Crimestoppers and the newly formed National Crime Agency (NCA) working closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Madrid and with British and Spanish law enforcement agencies.
 
The campaign highlights appeals for information on criminals who have European Arrest Warrants (EAWs) issued against them. Information given to Crimestoppers can help locate these criminals so that arrests can be carried out by the Spanish police.
 
This is the eighth appeal to launch as part of the ongoing fugitive campaign, which has so far seen 53 of 63 individuals located since its first launch in 2006.
 
Lord Ashcroft, KCMG PC, Founder and Chair of Crimestoppers, said: “The fact we are able to once again launch Operation Captura is an indication of how successful the last seven years have been since its inception.
 
“However, despite our success so far, there are still a number of dangerous criminals who see Spain as a safe haven to hide from their past, but with the support of the Spanish and UK public, we can hunt them out and bring them to justice.”
 
Hank Cole, Head of International Operations for the National Crime Agency, said: “The NCA and its partners have the capability to pursue fugitives relentlessly. Spain is not a safe haven. Fifty three fugitives have been caught since Captura was launched, and many more linked to other operations.
 
“The exceptional level of collaboration and intelligence sharing with the Spanish authorities has been vital to many of these arrests. The most important thing though is the power of this campaign to harness the eyes and ears of the public, both here and in Spain.”
 
Crimestoppers’ Chairman for Devon & Cornwall, Stephen Pearce, said: “Blundell has committed some very serious drug offences, so why should we let him get away with not serving his sentence?
 
“The answer is, we shouldn’t, and I would urge anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on our 0800 555 111 number of by filling out our anonymous online form on our website.”

2:01pm 14th November 2013

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