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A British drug lord was captured in Benidorm on June 21 by Spanish Civil Guard officers while conducting a raid at his hotel. Louis James Edwards, 44, is known in the UK as a notorious drug baron and is included on the list of the country’s most wanted criminals. Edwards is said to be aligned with a network of criminal organizations behind the distribution of cocaine across the southern region of England.

In an official video, the drug lord was seen barefoot while being led away by two officers through a Benidorm square dressed in a T-shirt and a pair of shorts, Mirror reported. He was provided by the officers with a pair of trainers and was later booked into a holding cell. His arrest was made possible through the assistance of the Spanish Civil Guard who worked in close coordination with members of Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA).

His arrest came after prior investigations in Malaga led agents to Alicante. They were able to track his whereabouts through his relatives’ movements in the area. From there, agents were led to a subsequent raid the following day which resulted in the arrest of another wanted criminal, this time a Dutch national.

Cornelis Korfet, 35, was arrested at L’Aldas del Pi while having breakfast with his friends at a local restaurant and made failed attempts to flee when cops nabbed him. He was later found to have been previously arrested on three separate occasions using different identities. After intense surveillance, authorities tracked him down despite using his fourth fake identity. Korfet is reportedly wanted in the Netherlands for attempted murder and Dutch police have been on his trail following his involvement in a revenge shooting incident between gangs where two people were seriously injured.

Authorities have not disclosed any information on the possibility of both men being extradited to the UK or to their home countries to face their charges. Not much has been said if the UK intends to have Edwards turned over to the custody of the British police. At the same time, a public official statement is yet to be released with regards to the type of prison sentence they could face for their crimes.

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