'Most wanted' Dion Lee arrested in Nigeria

Dion Lee Officers believe Dion Lee left the country some time ago

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One of Lancashire's most wanted men has been arrested in Nigeria after being on the run for three years.

Lancashire Police said Dion Lee is wanted for his alleged involvement in the smuggling of drugs, guns and ammunition into the UK from Amsterdam.

Originally from Lancaster, he was detained in Lagos on Tuesday on an international arrest warrant.

The 34-year-old is now subject to formal extradition proceedings in Nigeria.

Det Insp Martin Kane said: "Dion Lee has been wanted by the Operation Greengage team since May 2008 but we have been working constantly behind the scenes to locate and arrest him.

"Operation Greengage has been a protracted and complex investigation. It concerned the importation of class A drugs, firearms and ammunition into the UK. "

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