British fugitive arrested in the Netherlands
A fugitive has been arrested during a Christmas Day meal in the Netherlands after five years on the run.
Daniel Burdett, 28, from Liverpool, sat down to dinner at a restaurant in The Hague when Dutch police arrested him, the National Crime Agency said.
He is facing 10 charges of conspiracy to import firearms and conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs.
Mr Burdett will appear before Dutch magistrates and is set to be extradited to the UK.
The arrest was part of an investigation into a group thought to be using truck drivers to smuggle firearms and ammunition from the Netherlands to the UK, an NCA spokeswoman said.
Mark Spoors, NCA branch commander, said: "The arrest of one of our long-standing fugitives is a fantastic result."