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Mark Lilley: Fugitive seized in villa panic room raid

One of Britain's most wanted fugitives has been found hiding in a concealed room by police who raided a villa in Malaga, Spain.

Convicted drug trafficker Mark Lilley, aged 41, from Warrington, had been on the run since 2000 when he skipped bail during his trial.

He was later sentenced to 23 years in his absence for masterminding a large-scale drug operation and firearms offences.

The joint Spanish National Police and Serious Organised Crime Agency operation to arrest Lilley involved more than 40 armed officers who raided the villa in the Alhurin de la Torre area of Malaga on Saturday.

  • 08 Jul 2013