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Fugitives is a BBC series that follows the work of the Metropolitan Police's Extradition Unit, who have national responsibility for locating and arresting fugitives wanted worldwide, and gains exclusive access to the work of the International Crime Bureau at the National Crime Agency, who co-ordinate the search for British men and women on the run abroad and European offenders hiding out in the UK. The series also follows officers in West Yorkshire and central England, who track and arrest wanted foreign nationals from day to day.Filming with officers from the Spanish National Police's Fugitives Unit and Amsterdam's Serious and Organised Crime teams, the programme also tells the stories of how notorious British criminals were arrested abroad. Criminals like drug trafficker Mark Lilley, who was arrested in a safe room in a Spanish villa; armed robber Andrew Moran, who was caught as he relaxed by a pool in his luxury villa, and Sean Devalda who tried to hijack a cash delivery van. He was tracked down to a remote hideout by a Dutch SWAT team.
Robert Knight was part of an organised gang of smugglers based in Birmingham. Back in early 2008, West Midlands Police were on their trail. But once they had seized a shipment of cocaine worth £300,000 at Heathrow, Knight went on the run. Intelligence from the National Crime Agency led to his arrest in a Spanish bar by Spain's leading fugitive hunter, Detective Olga Lizana. In east London, the Metropolitan Police's extradition team are on the hunt for a man with a history of domestic violence. And in Worcestershire, PCs Danny Evans and Karl Lacey have a long list of fugitives to find. Top of the list is a 33-year-old drug dealer who has already been sentenced to two years in prison back in Poland.
Noel Cunningham tried to steal more than a million pounds from a cash-in-transit van in Brixton, south London, over a decade ago. Six years after a violent escape, intelligence from the UK's National Crime Agency linked the armed robber to the Netherlands. In Amstelveen, on the outskirts of Amsterdam, a local policeman was sent the fugitive's mugshot. Thirty minutes later he spotted the fugitive in a bar and called for back-up. In London, DS Pete Rance and his team are faced with a challenge. A Turkish man convicted of death by dangerous driving should be going home. He is due to board a plane at Heathrow, but he is refusing to leave his flat. Will the officers manage to get him extradited?
It is a tough shift for PC Dave Lockwood and his team in West Yorkshire, but they eventually track down a man facing a year in prison for a crime he committed more than ten years ago. The Met go in search of a violent robber with a history of going on the run. Sunny Cyprus is a notorious hideout for British fugitives, including one multimillion-pound fraudster who thought he was untouchable. Michael Voudouri laundered eleven and half million pounds through bank accounts and business transactions, but Scottish tax officers tracked him down to a villa in Cyprus.
The Metropolitan Police try to identify a suspect accused of killing a man and shooting a policeman in Brazil back in November 1994. Detective Sergeant Pete Rance is working on another unusual case. The man he is looking for is wanted in connection with one of the most notorious match-fixing scandals in the history of cricket. And Martin Evans's incredible scam convinced dozens of people to invest in a dodgy ostrich farm. After going on the run to avoid prison, Evans reinvented himself as an international drug smuggler and is believed to have made more than £37 million. His flight from justice took him to Cyprus and South Africa, where he was eventually arrested. Evans was finally jailed for 21 years for fraud and drug trafficking. At a Johannesburg court, a judge ordered his extradition.
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