The United Kingdom is looking for twelve British fugitives wanted in their country for alleged crimes of murder, assault and drug trafficking. The twelve could be living in hiding in Spain, the authorities of both countries suspect.
The Spanish Secretary of State for Security Rafael Perez and the Minister and Counselor of the British Embassy in Spain Sarah Cowley presented the campaign 'Most Wanted' on Wednesday. The campaign is an appeal for citizen collaboration to locate these twelve suspects.
The photographs of the twelve fugitives have been released by the Crimestoppers charity, in collaboration with the National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom. Each photo is accompanied by information on the identities of the suspects and the crimes for which they are wanted.
The authorities of the United Kingdom and Spain have made two telephone numbers available to citizens, so that those who have any relevant information about the suspects can contact the police anonymously.
If you have information about any of the following people, you can report it to the authorities by calling 0800 555 111 (from the UK) or 900 926 111 (from Spain) or through the Crimestoppers charity website.
1. Calvin Parris - Drug trafficking
Calvin PARRIS from Cardiff is wanted by South Wales Police. He is suspected of being involved in the purchase and onward distribution of cocaine between February 2020 and June 2020.
He has a gold tooth in his upper teeth and the British police place his whereabouts in Spain.
2. Nana Kwaku Nsiah Oppong - Murder
Nana OPPONG DOB 28/05/1980 from London is wanted by Essex police in connection with the murder of Robert Powell, 50. Oppong allegedly drove to a party where Powell was present and shot him eight times with a 9mm pistol. Oppong and Powell allegedly belonged to rival criminal networks.
He has two circular scars above the right eye, 1cm scar left ring finger, small circulate scar centre of back of left hand, 1cm scar left middle finger, scar on stomach 3cm near the naval. The British authorities say he could be in Marbella.
3. Asim Naveed - Drug trafficking
Naveed has allegedly had a leading role in a highly organised crime group. Using encrypted comms platform EncroChat, he is accused of acquiring large quantities of cocaine from upstream suppliers and onward distribution through Cardiff and Wales. It is estimated he and his OCG brought 46 kilos of cocaine into Wales during the period worth up to £7,885,680.
He has a surgical scar on left wrist. Believed that the subject left the UK in July 2020 via Eurostar and now believed to be living in mainland Spain (Malaga).
4. John James Jones - Assault
John James JONES is wanted for wounding with intent, Jones (and a co-accused) allegedly assaulted two people by stabbing them numerous times with a knife causing serious injuries. It is believed Jones fled the UK in the immediate aftermath. There is information to show he stayed at a hotel in Madrid the night after the stabbings but left rapidly the next morning.
The British police think he could be in Ibiza.
5. Benjamin Macann - Drug trafficking
Benjamin MACANN is wanted by the British authorities for his alleged involvement in the supply of multi kilograms of cocaine in 2020 in which he and accomplices used encrypted handsets.
The British police believe he could be in the UK or in Barcelona.
6. Dean Garforth - Drug trafficking
Dean GARFORTH is allegedly involved in a well-established Organised Crime Group supplying significant quantities of cocaine and cannabis and involved in trading firearms and ammunition.
It is alleged he used the now defunct encrypted communications platform EncroChat to facilitate these offences in and around the North West of England and that his OCG also adulterated the drugs before moving them on.
The UK police place his whereabouts in Spain.
7. Callum Halpin - Murder
Callum HALPIN is wanted by Greater Manchester in connection with the murder of Luke Graham and the attempted murder of Anton Verigotta. Halpin was allegedly one of three men who drove to the attack site and took part in the murder.
Family member/associate possibly linked to Turkey. Has interests in the gym and has potential links to Alicante, Malaga, Portugal and Dubai. Distinguishing feature – potential lazy eye (present on images).
8. Jack Mayle - Drug trafficking
Jack MAYLE is wanted by Surrey Police for his involvement in the supply of MDMA, methylphenidate (a pharmaceutical drug) and diazepam. Mayle fled after being charged. He allegedly ran a drug line in South London and Surrey called the Flavour Quest.
He worked with a dark web drug dealer buying and selling drugs between each other for onward sales through their respective drug networks. They sold LSD and various pharmaceutical medication. Police placed his whereabouts in Marbella.
9. Joshua Hendry - Drug trafficking
Joshua HENDRY is accused of being a member of a Liverpool OCG and conspiracy to supply Class A Drugs. It is alleged he trafficked heroin and crack cocaine from Liverpool to Grimsby for onward distribution and controlled the phone line used for this. His mother and brother were convicted as part of the conspiracy.
Hendry is also wanted over a separate drugs conspiracy to supply cocaine in May 2018 for which he was sentenced in his absence to 10 years' imprisonment in March 2019. British authorities have placed his whereabouts in Estepona and the Canary Islands.
10. Mark Francis Roberts - Assault
Mark ROBERTS (23/07/1993) from Liverpool is wanted by Merseyside police in connection with the Grievous Bodily Harm and attempted robbery of a man’s £60,000 Richard Mille watch. The victim was attacked by two men with a blade at around 1.30am on 30 September 2016 after he parked his car on his home driveway. The victim refused to surrender his watch and was so badly injured he suffered life-threatening injuries and was treated in a critical care unit for puncture wounds, a collapsed lung and many lacerations.
The victim heard one of the attackers say he’d cut himself in the attack, and Roberts’s blood was later identified at the scene. Heavy eyebrows; scar right leg -76mm surgical scar; shoe size 9; Liverpool accent; right handed; green eyes; potential scar on arm obtained during the attempted robbery. British police think he could be in Spain.
11. Callum Michael Allan - Drug trafficking
Callum Michael ALLAN is wanted for twelve alleged offences including: Possession with intent to supply Class A (heroin), supply Class A (cocaine), possession of cannabis, assaulting an emergency worker, affray and dangerous driving.
On 11 June 2019 police raided a house suspected to be used for drugs deals. Allan fled and assaulted two officers who restrained him. He was in possession of 113.29 grams of heroin.
Allan was charged and appeared at court in April 2020 where he was given unconditional bail and failed to return. According to British authorities, he could be hiding somewhere in Costa del Sol.
12. James Stevenson - Drug trafficking
The National Crime Agency and Police Scotland want to speak with James Stevenson in connection with multiple offences relating to organised crime in Scotland and the wider United Kingdom, namely in relation to the seizure of approximately one tonne of cocaine found within a shipment of unaccompanied freight arriving at the Port of Dover in September 2020, and in relation to the production and supply of approximately 28 million Etizolam ‘street valium’ tablets, seized following a raid on a suspected pill factory in Kent in June 2020.
He is also wanted in connection with two suspected wilful fire-raising attacks on properties in the Lanarkshire and Forth Valley areas in May 2020.
Members of the public should not approach Stevenson directly but instead are urged to contact the authorities.
Police believe he could be in Alicante or Barcelona.