Campaign update of UK most wanted in Spain

by Lorraine Williamson
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In January of this year, the National Crime Agency and Crimestoppers in the UK launched a campaign with the collaboration of the Spanish Authorities.

Several UK criminals featured among the “most wanted” believed to be living in Spain. The initial campaign featured 12 fugitives. However, within just one day from the launch of the campaign, one of the men was arrested in Málaga.

Since then, a further 4 have been captured. The most recent of which, was arrested in a Bulgarian hotel and not Barcelona, Spain as suspected. Benjamin Macann, 32, had been sought by Norfolk Police on charges of conspiring to supply class A drugs.

Since the campaign began in January, 5 “most wanted” UK criminals have been arrested. However, more have been added, and the number is now back to 12.

These criminals are detailed as follows;

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Nana Oppong

Oppong is wanted in connection with the murder of 50-year-old, Robert Powell. He allegedly drove to a party where Powell was present and shot him eight times with a 9mm pistol. Oppong and Powell allegedly belonged to rival criminal networks.

Oppong has two circular scars above his right eye, and a series of small scars on his left hand and fingers. Furthermore, he also has a stomach scar near his naval. He is in his early 40s, and has an athletic build.

Mark Francis Roberts

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Roberts from Liverlpool is wanted for Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) and attempted robbery of a man’s £60,000 Richard Mille watch. The victim was attacked by two men with a blade at around 1.30 am on 30 September 2016 after he parked his car on his home driveway. However, the victim refused to surrender his watch and was so badly injured he suffered life-threatening injuries. Moreover, he was treated in a critical care unit for puncture wounds, a collapsed lung and many lacerations. The victim heard one of the attackers say he’d cut himself in the attack. Subsequently, Roberts’s blood was later identified at the scene.

Roberts is 6´ 1” tall, of medium build, and is in his late 20s. He has a 7.6cm scar down his right leg, and a possible scar on arm obtained during the attempted robbery.

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Dean Garforth

Born in Liverpool, Garforth is in his late 20s, has a slim build, and is around 5´6” in height. He is allegedly involved in a well-established Organised Crime Group (OCG) supplying cocaine and cannabis and involved in trading firearms and ammunition. It is alleged he used the now defunct encrypted comms platform EncroChat to facilitate these offences in and around the North West of England. And, furthermore, that his criminal organisation also adulterated the drugs before moving them on.

Callum Michael Allan

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Allan is wanted on suspicion of a range of offences including: possession with intent to supply Class A (heroin), supply Class A (cocaine), possession of cannabis, assaulting an emergency worker, affray and dangerous driving. On 11 June 2019 police raided a house suspected to be used for drugs deals. Subsequently, Allan fled and assaulted two officers who restrained him. He was in possession of 113.29 grams of heroin. Allan was charged and appeared at court in April 2020 where he was given unconditional bail. However, he failed to return.

Allan is in his mid 20s, and is around 182cms tall with fine hair, blue eyes, a slim build and a Tyneside accent.

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John James Jones

Jones is wanted for wounding with intent, Jones (and a co-accused) allegedly assaulted two people by stabbing them numerous times with a knife causing serious injuries. Furthermore, it is believed Jones fled the UK in the immediate aftermath. There is information to show he stayed at a hotel in Madrid the night after the stabbings but left rapidly the next morning.  Jones is in his 30s, 6´tall and of stocky build.

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Calvin Parris

Calvin Parris


Parris is wanted for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. Furthermore, he is alleged to be a customer of Asim Naveed’s OCG (below). Seemingly he bought cocaine from them and sold it on within Cardiff. Parris is said to have used an Encro phone to strike deals with the OCG including once buying seven kilos of cocaine for £89,000. He is in his early 30s and is 5´11″ tall. Furthermore, Parris has gold upper teeth!

Asim Naveed


Asim Naveed

Naveed allegedly had a leading role in a highly organised crime group. Using encrypted comms platform EncroChat, he is accused of acquiring large quantities of cocaine from upstream suppliers and onward distribution through Cardiff and Wales. It is estimated he and his OCG brought 46 kilos of cocaine into Wales during the period worth up to £7,885,680. 

He is in his late 20s, is 6´2″ tall, and of muscular build. Furthermore, Naveed has a surgical scar along left wrist.

Jack Mayle



Mayle is wanted in suspicion of the supply of MDMA, methylphenidate (a pharmaceutical drug) and diazepam. Subsequently, Mayle fled after being charged. He allegedly ran a drug line in South London and Surrey called the Flavour Quest. He worked with a dark web drug dealer buying and selling drugs between each other for onward sales through their respective drug networks. Moreover, they sold LSD and various pharmaceutical medication.

Born in Croydon, Mayle is in his early 30s, around 5ft 11 in tall and of muscular build. He has a diamond tattoo under his left eye, and a tattoo on the outside of his left forearm that reads ‘Croydon’. Furthermore, his left hand is tattooed with ‘Money never sleeps’, ’12-20’ and a small heart.  His right hand has an eye design tattoo with hands around it and word ‘Littles’. On both hands he has tattoos on his fingers reading ‘trap star’. His neck is tattooed with warriors and religious figures on horses. He also has a full back tattoo. It is possible, Mayle could have tried to alter his appearance. Moreover, he is known to carry weapons; is a regular gym goer and vegan.

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Richard Wakeling

Richard Wakeling, from Brentwood, Essex, tried to import £8million of liquid amphetamine into the UK in April 2016. On April 9 last year he was convicted and sentenced to 11 years after he absconded before his 12-week trial began.

Wakeling is of slim build and is 5´11″ tall. Furthermore, he has a right lower leg amputation and uses a prosthetic leg. He has family and friends in Ireland, Spain, Canada and Thailand. Moreover, he requires regular medical treatment.

Derek McGraw Ferguson



Ferguson is sought in connection with the murder of Thomas Cameron on 28 June 2007 at the Auchinairn Tavern, Bishopbriggs near Glasgow. McGraw is also on Spain´s most wanted list.

Moreover, he was born in Glasgow in 1964, has green/blue eyes and short balding brown/grey hair. He also has part of his left ear missing. Furthermore, he is 155-160cm tall.

John Barton



Fatah Benlaredj

Police are looking for him for the rape of a 7-year-old girl. Nicknamed Samir, he is between 30 and 35 years old and is thought to be living in Spain. Furthermore, this man has been on the wanted list since 2007.

John Barton

John Barton was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in 2003 after being convicted in his absence for conspiring to import a commercial amount of heroin into the UK between 1999 and 2000. Moreover, he is believed to have links to Fuengirola in Spain. Barton is of medium build and is 170-175cm in height.

Confidential call

If you believe you know the whereabouts of any of these men, or have information, you can call from a UK number, 0800 555 111, or from a Spanish number, 900 926 111. The call is confidential.

Also read: Most wanted still out there

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