A suspected drug trafficker from London wanted in connection with an alleged multi-million pound cocaine deal has been arrested on a beach in Marbella.
Police swooped on Christopher Mealey, 38, as he walked along the Paseo Maritimo promenade in southern Spain at about 5pm on Monday.
A joint operation involving the Spanish National Police, Britain's National Crime Agency and the Metropolitan Police led to his arrest.
Seven others have already been handed jail terms totalling more than 130 years in connection with the investigation, the NCA said.
Hank Cole, head international operations for the NCA, said: “Mealey thought he could evade capture by fleeing to Spain and using false identity documents but we were able to track him down.
"It demonstrates the NCA and its partners have the capability to pursue fugitives relentlessly."