One of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has been arrested after flying back into the country at a West Norfolk airfield, it has been revealed this afternoon, Thursday, December 18.
Paul John Scott, 32, from Liverpool, was detained on Tuesday night when he flew into East Winch Airfield from Holland on a light aircraft. The pilot was also arrested.
The National Crime Agency says Scott is a suspected member of a drugs gang on Merseyside which is alleged to have plotted to smuggle up to 40 tonnes of drugs into the UK. He was also being sought for murder in Spain.
He has now been charged with conspiracy to import cocaine and been remanded in custody to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on January 2.
Scott was detained only two weeks after a nationwide appeal to apprehend him was launched on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme.
Greg McKenna, the NCA’s North West Investigations Branch Commander, said: “Paul Scott actively sought to evade arrest but thanks to a member of the public reporting their suspicions and great work by our partners his days on the run are over.”