4 May 2018
One of Britain’s most wanted fugitives, Jamie Acourt, was captured in Barcelona today following a joint National Crime Agency, Met Police and Spanish National Police operation.
Armed officers detained Acourt after he left the Metropolitan Sagrada Familia Gym this afternoon.
The 41-year-old from south London, who was wanted by the Met Police, is believed to be involved in the large-scale supply of drugs.
He is the 81st fugitive to be located out of 96 publicised through Operation Captura – the multi-agency initiative between the NCA, Crimestoppers and the Spanish authorities.
Acourt, who was apprehended on a European Arrest Warrant, will now appear at court in Madrid early next week for an extradition hearing.
Ian Cruxton, Head of International Operations for the NCA, said:
“Acourt thought he could evade capture but as a result of an intelligence-led operation his days on the run have ended. We were able to direct the Spanish authorities to his location in Barcelona.
“Our ability to share information and work at speed with our international partners ensures there is no safe haven for fugitives. We will never stop pursuing these individuals.”