One of the UK’s most wanted fugitives has been arrested in Dubai.
Michael Moogan had been sought by the Nationwide Crime Company (NCA) for eight years for his alleged function in a large-scale worldwide drug trafficking plot.
The 35-year-old from Liverpool had been on the run following a raid on a Dutch cafe, which was suspected of getting used as a entrance for conferences between drug traffickers and cartels.
The Cafe de Ketel in Rotterdam was “central to a plot to deliver a whole lot of kilos of cocaine into the UK each week”, the NCA stated.
Moogan and two different British males have been linked to the cafe, which was not open to the general public and will solely be entered by way of a safety system, in keeping with the crime preventing company.
The NCA stated detectives suspected that Moogan and his associates have been concerned in plans to import medicine from Latin America to the European Union.
Dubai Police consider Moogan entered the UAE utilizing a special identification and tried to keep away from CCTV in an try to elude officers.
He was finally tracked down and apprehended on 21 April.
Nikki Holland, the NCA’s director of investigations, stated: “This arrest is the outcome of years of investigation involving a spread of legislation enforcement companions in the UK, Europe and Center East.
“We’re extraordinarily grateful to these companions for his or her help in making certain Moogan now faces justice and significantly thank the Dubai Police for his or her efforts to trace him down.”
Following the cafe raid, 71-year-old Robert Hamilton from Manchester was jailed for eight years in 2014 after pleading responsible to drug expenses.
One other man, Robert Gerard, handed himself in to the NCA after three years on the run, claiming the stress was an excessive amount of.
The 57-year-old from Liverpool pleaded responsible to drug trafficking expenses and was jailed in 2017 for 14 years.
The NCA stated Moogan will now be returned to the UK to face trial.
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