UK fugitive captured in Spain in joint operation

U.K. authorities say that one of Britain's most wanted fugitives has been captured in Spain.

Britain's National Crime Agency says that police detained 41-year-old Jamie Acourt as he left a gym in Barcelona on Friday afternoon. The joint operation was carried out by the crime agency, London's Metropolitan Police and Spain's national police force.

The crime agency said in a statement that Acourt, from south London, "is believed to be involved in the large-scale supply of drugs."

The statement added that Acourt was detained on a European arrest warrant and he will appear at a Madrid court "early next week for an extradition hearing."

Acourt, along with his brother, is a former suspect in the 1993 racist killing of black teenager Stephen Lawrence.