LONDON – 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.