Three of Britain’s most wanted men are from EastLondonLines boroughs.
The National Crime Agency and Crimestoppers have launched a ninth appeal under Operation Captura, a multi-agency campaign to track down individuals believed to be evading capture by hiding amongst ex-pats in Spain.
Carlo Dawson, 52, from Croydon, is accused of indecently assaulting a 12-year-old girl between October 11, 1996 and October 10, 1997. Indecent photographs of children were found on his computer when it was seized by police in 2013.
He is described as 5’ 10’’ with a two-inch scar on his right palm.
Anthony Dennis, 47, from Hackney is wanted on suspicion of conspiracy to commit drug trafficking offences outside the UK and conspiracy to import class A drugs.
He is believed to be the leader of an organised gang involved in high-level international drug trafficking. Between July 2012 and October 2013, Dennis allegedly conspired with others to import three tonnes of cocaine from South America into the Netherlands.
Dennis also allegedly assisted the importation of 65.7kg of cocaine into Belgium and Germany and it is further alleged the crime group plotted to ship the same drug into the UK. Dennis is 5’ 3’’ tall and has a small scar on the right side of his forehead.
Mohammed Jahangir Alam, 32 is wanted by Gloucestershire police for rape and sexual assault.
Alam arrived in the UK from Bangladesh on a temporary visa in October 2007. A year later, he moved from his first known address in Bradford to Cheltenham. During this time he sexually and physically abused one victim.
Alam was sentenced to 14 years in 2010, and his last known address was in the Tower Hamlets area.
Since Operation Captura launched in 2006 the previous eight appeals have successfully caught 65 out of 76 wanted fugitives.
Hank Cole, head of international operations for the NCA said: “Spain is not a safe haven for British fugitives.”
“We will continue to pursue these fugitives relentlessly and return them to Britain to face justice.”