Nottinghamshire's Robert Dawes arrested in Spain

Robert Dawes Image copyright Guardia Civil
Image caption Robert Dawes was picked up by Spain's Guardia Civil on a European arrest warrant

A suspected British drug trafficker has been arrested on the Costa del Sol as part of an international investigation.

Robert Dawes, 44, was detained on a European arrest warrant at his villa in Benalmadena, Spain, and faces extradition to France.

It follows a joint investigation between French, British and Spanish authorities.

He is wanted in connection with international drug trafficking.

Mr Dawes, originally from Sutton-in-Ashfield, and his brother John were linked to Nottinghamshire kingpin, Gary Hardy, who was handed a 20-year jail sentence for drugs offences in 2008.

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