Thursday 29 September 2016

On-the-run Irish drug dealer arrested in Spain

Published 06/07/2016 | 07:44

Waterford drug dealer Mark Dunford, on the run for more than a year, has been arrested in Spain on a European Arrest
Waterford drug dealer Mark Dunford, on the run for more than a year, has been arrested in Spain on a European Arrest

Convicted Waterford drug dealer Mark Dunford, on the run for more than a year, has been arrested in Spain on a European Arrest Warrant.

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The 41-year-old is due to appear in court in Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

Dunford, originally, who is originally from Waterford but with an address at Ballylagan Lane, Coleraine, had admitted supplying amphetamines but failed to appear in court for his sentencing in February last year.

He was due to be sentenced for his part in illegal drugs supply in Coleraine and Ballymena after police officers seized over €1 million worth of drugs in September 2012.

The officer leading the investigation, Detective Inspector Tom McClure, from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch, said: "Mark Dunford was arrested in Spain on Saturday, June 25 as a result of our continued enquiries and assistance from colleagues in the National Crime Agency and Spanish police."

Det Insp McClure said Dunford will appear at Ballymena Magistrates Court this morning and a date for his sentencing at Crown Court will be set.

Belfast Telegraph

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