The manhunt to find David Ungi is over as the murder suspect was caught and arrested in Malaga. Ungi, now 30, was arrested in Coin, Malaga on Thursday evening as he entered a gym at a shopping centre.
Spanish authorities, the National Crime Agency, Merseyside Police and the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit all worked together to detain the murder suspect.
Ungi left the UK less than 24 hours after Vinny Waddington was killed in 2015. Vinny was shot at through a car window and rammed off his motorbike on Banks Road in Garston. Two men were convicted of the 18 year-old’s murder in 2016, but the third suspect wanted by Merseyside Police, Ungi, was still on the run.
Ungi is also wanted in connection with the supply of heroin in the Liverpool area. Extradition proceedings are underway after he appeared at court in Malaga yesterday (May 6) and was remanded in custody. He had been on the run for seven years.
Steve Reynolds, National Crime Agency regional manager in Spain, said: "Ungi is a very dangerous person and his arrest is good news for communities both in Liverpool and Spain. These arrests would not have been possible without close cooperation between police forces in the UK and our law enforcement colleagues in Spain and Portugal.
"There are still a number of fugitives on our most wanted list, and they should know we will never give up and we’re never far behind them.”
Detective Chief Inspector Cath Cummings said: "Merseyside Police remains relentless in its pursuit of criminals and will leave no stone unturned. We will continue to work closely with other law enforcement agencies, both in the UK, and overseas to trace those wanted for carrying out the most serious offences and bring them to justice.”