STEPHEN Lawrence murder suspect Jamie Acourt has been arrested in Spain after being on the run for two years.
The 41-year-old was swarmed by armed police at Barcelona airport in connection with a €4.5 million marijuana plot.
He was captured as part of Operation Captura, an initiative between the UK’s National Crime Agency, Crimestoppers and Spanish police.
Acourt will appear before a judge in Madrid next week for an extradition hearing.
“Acourt thought he could evade capture, but as a result of an intelligence-led operation his days on the run have ended,” said Ian Cruxton, head of the NCA’s International operations.
Acourt is alleged to have been involved in the murder of Stephen Lawrence in April 1993.
A gang hurled racial abuse at Lawrence before stabbing him fatally in London.
Acourt has never stood trial for his alleged involvement in the murder.