Man sought by Leicestershire police is on UK 'most wanted’ list for Cyprus
Crimestoppers and Cyprus Police are launching a new campaign to help locate nine wanted fugitives believed to be hiding in Cyprus.
The campaign includes an appeal for an individual wanted by Leicestershire police for alleged drug offences worth thousands of pounds.
Mehmet Salih, 41, a Cypriot national, is wanted for alleged drug offences believed to have been committed in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. In May last year he is believed to have visited Lincolnshire for the purposes of delivering cocaine and collecting payment. The police recovered large amounts of cocaine and upon his arrest, Salih was found in possession of £20,000. Salih is one of nine individuals wanted as part of this fugitive campaign, known as Operation Zygos, with the list containing wanted criminals linked with offences involving drug offences, fraud and serious sexual offences.
This campaign follows on from similar appeals in Spain and The Netherlands, which together have resulted in dozens of wanted fugitives being brought to justice.
Salih is described as five foot six, proportionate build, brown eyes, short dark brown hair and a scar on his right eye. He is wanted for conspiracy to supply a controlled drug of class A. Crimestoppers has also set up a number for people in Cyprus to call with information anonymously on 8000 55 11 or via the website www.crimestoppers.org.cy.