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14 November 2013, 11:21
A man with drug links to Devon appears on the latest list of the 13 most wanted criminals believed to be hiding in Spain.
35-year old Stephen Blundell, is wanted for the conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, and was convicted for being principal organiser of his own heroin supply chain.
He regularly arranged for heroin to be supplied from Liverpool to Devon, and is now believed to be hiding in Spain after skipping his hearing to be sentenced.
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.
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."
For a full list of the 13 individuals featured as part of the campaign please visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org/opcaptura.