A man named by Crimestoppers as one of the UK’s most wanted men has been arrested in Spain.
Tony Ager was held as part of a Spanish police operation against a gang accused of arms trafficking.
Local reports said a number of weapons were found at the flat in Murcia, south east Spain, where he was arrested along with an unnamed woman.
At least six other people were arrested during simultaneous raids in Murcia and nearby villages involving a police helicopter and heavily-armed cops on the ground.
The detainees are being held on suspicion of arms trafficking as well as robbery and fraud.
Some have been linked to violent attacks on drug traffickers, a practice known in Spanish as “vuelcos” where a criminal gang robs another so they can sell the stolen cannabis, cocaine or heroin they obtain.
The suspects are thought to have appeared before an investigating judge in a closed court hearing, but the Civil Guard force which led the operation has yet to make any official comment.
Ager was named in a recent UK Crimestoppers appeal after being linked to a serious assault in Cambridge in May 2015.
The appeal said: “Tony Ager is wanted in connection with a serious assault in Cambridge on Saturday May 2, 2015.
“Information is required to assist Cambridgeshire Police in his apprehension although members of the public should not seek to try to detain the subject.”
It added: “He was known to be in Spain in August 2019.”