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Operation Captura – fugitive wanted in Scotland arrested in the Netherlands

A man listed on the National Crime Agency’s ‘most wanted’ list has been arrested in the Netherlands.

57-year-old Mark Francis Quinn was apprehended in Maastricht recently (8 October) as a result of joint working between the NCA’s international network, Dutch police and Police Scotland.

He is wanted over drug offences allegedly committed in Scotland between 2013 and 2014, and will now face extradition proceedings.

Quinn is the 87th person detained as part of Operation Captura, the agency’s most wanted campaign run in conjunction with Crimestoppers.

NCA deputy director Matt Horne recently said:

“This operation has once again demonstrated that the NCA can reach outside the UK’s borders to track down and apprehend wanted fugitives.

“It should serve as a warning to those remaining on our most wanted list. We have a global reach, we never give up, and they can never rest easy.”

Police Scotland Assistant Chief Constable Pat Campbell recently said:

"I am grateful for the assistance of our law enforcement partners, including the National Crime Agency, in arresting the man who is wanted in Scotland for drugs offences

"He will now be subject to extradition proceedings and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."


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