For the past nine years weâ€™ve teamed up with the Serious and Organised Crime Agency and, more recently, the National Crime Agency (NCA) to track down British fugitives hiding in Spain, as part of Operation Captura. And itâ€™s proved a huge success â€“ to date weâ€™ve helped to capture 68 out of 86 wanted individuals.
But it doesnâ€™t mean weâ€™ve given up on the 18 who are currently still on the run and wanted for crimes including rape, murder and drugs trafficking.
This week we broadcast mug shots of all the remaining fugitives on a digital screen and sent it out on a tour around popular British ex-pat areas in Spain.
Dubbed the â€˜Rogues Roadshowâ€™ by the media, itâ€™s the first time weâ€™ve done anything like this as part of Operation Captura.
But we felt that going in to the fugitivesâ€™ â€˜back yardsâ€™ and putting their faces in plain sight might help to flush them out of hiding.
We invited David Allen, Head of the UK International Crime Bureau at the NCA, to explain more about Operation Captura and how we wonâ€™t stop until all the fugitives are foundâ€¦â€œWe run Operation Captura in conjunction with Crimestoppers and the Spanish authorities â€“ including the Guardia Civil and the Spanish National Police.
â€œOur aim is to try to find and arrest British fugitives who are on the run in Spain â€“ these individuals have committed some of the most serious crimes in the UK.
â€œThe UK canâ€™t afford to be soft on fugitives and we have to keep looking for them to make sure they are found and brought back to face justice.
â€œIt doesnâ€™t matter how long it takes â€“ some individuals have been on the list for 13 or more years but they have committed serious offences and we donâ€™t wonâ€™t give up until they are found.
â€œThe public is absolutely vital to our operations â€“ they are extra eyes and ears on the ground.
â€œWe would urge anyone who has seen any of the wanted individuals to get in contact.
â€œYou can do this anonymously through Crimestoppersâ€™ 0800 555 111 number in the UK and 900 555 111 in Spain. You can also give information anonymously online.
â€œIf you see any of these individuals, if you have any information whatsoever please let us know.
â€œSome of these individuals have fled hoping that weâ€™ll forget about them, that theyâ€™ll escape justice in the UK.
â€œAnd some do hide for a number of years â€“but we do find them at the end of the day, and we will bring them back.
â€œWhat I would say is that if you are one of the remaining faces on there, one of the targets who weâ€™re looking for â€“ give yourself up. Save yourself the grief of Spanish forces or other police coming through your door at 5 or 6 in the morning.
â€œWe will find you, we will bring you back to the UK and you will face justice.â€
Find out more about the individuals wanted as part of Operation Captura.
If you have any information about any of the fugitives on our list, contact us anonymously on 0800 555 111 from the UK or 900 555 111 from Spain. Donâ€™t forget you can also give information through our Anonymous Online Form.