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Spain says arrests Briton as one of Europe's 10 most wanted

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police said on Tuesday they had arrested a Briton they described as one of Europe's top 10 most wanted criminals and had helped dismantle a transatlantic cocaine-smuggling ring. In a statement, police said Brian Charrington was taken into custody along with his son in the Mediterranean resort town of Alicante and that his girlfriend, who was not named, was arrested in Venezuela while organizing a cocaine shipment.

Spanish police arrest Brian Charrington, one of Europe's 10 most wanted criminals

MADRID, Spain – Spanish police said on Tuesday they had arrested a Briton suspected of leading a drug-trafficking organization, describing him as one of Europe's top 10 most wanted criminals. Brian Charrington was arrested along with his girlfriend and son as part of a police operation in which 13 people were detained between Spain and Venezuela. It was not immediately clear when Charrington, a former car dealer from Middlesborough in northern England, had been arrested.
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