The alleged drug dealer fled to Spain after skipping bail in 2020
Alex Male, a 29-year-old Briton accused of drug trafficking, money laundering and conspiracy to acquire a firearm has been added to the UK’s Most Wanted list of fugitives understood to be hiding out in Spain. The British and Spanish authorities believe that Male is currently residing in the Marbella area.
Originally from Weston-super-Mar, Male is accused of using encrypted communications platform EncroChat to distribute class A drugs in the south-west of the UK. As part of Operation Venetic, Male was arrested by the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit but he skipped bail in December 2020 and fled to Spain to escape British justice.
The wanted man is 1.82 metres tall and has several distinctive tattoos, including a full sleeve with his family tree on his left arm. The word ‘Love’ is tattooed on his left hand along with a swallow and three stars on the wrist, while he has a full tribal tattoo on his right arm that goes towards his chest. Lastly, Male has an angel tattooed on his back.
Steve Reynolds, Regional Director of the NCA in Spain, said: “Alex Male is suspected of using EncroChat to orchestrate drug deals with criminal groups across the South West of England. This type of criminality has a devastating impact on our communities and must be brought to justice.”
“Last week’s arrest of a fugitive 24 hours after appearing on our most wanted list should serve as a warning to Male,” he added.
Source: Murcia Today