British drug fugitive arrested near Malaga

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One of Britain's most wanted fugitives has been arrested in a panic room in his Spanish villa, near Malaga.

Mark Lilley from Warrington near Manchester skipped bail in 2000 while on trial for drug trafficking.

The operation involved 40 officers from the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

Extradition proceedings are underway.