‘Most wanted’ UK kingpin who smuggled heroin in Cornish pasties is on run again

A notorious drug lord who was jailed after he smuggled heroin in Cornish pasties is on the run again, police have revealed.

Cops are on the hunt for Stephen Blundell, who once shot to fame as the UK's most wanted kingpin after he led a £1m drug empire.

The 43-year-old lived a life of luxury and owned a fleet of flash cars with his earnings made from supplying narcotics to large parts of England.

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But his empire came to a halt after one of his members, a grandma from Cornwall, was stopped by cops who found £50,000 worth of drugs in a shopping bag full of pasties.

It later linked to Blundell's operation.

He had been on the run for nearly two years but handed himself into police in Tenerife and was flown back to the UK where he was jailed, reports Liverpool Echo.

Blundell was jailed in January 2015 and told to serve a nine-year and eight-month sentence.

After being released from prison on Friday, July 10, 2020, police are hunting to find Blundell again after breaching his license conditions.

Merseyside Police said Blundell is described as a white male, around 5ft 9in tall, with dark brown hair and green eyes. Blundell has links to Whiston and Halewood areas of Liverpool and in Dover and Kent.

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Blundell headed up a 14-strong gang which channelled kilos of heroin from Merseyside down to the south west.

Detectives established that heroin was being transported from Liverpool to addresses in Devon before being distributed.

Devon and Cornwall Police said Blundell enjoyed the high-life, wearing designer clothes and driving lavish cars, including a Porsche Boxer, Audis, BMWs and Volkswagen 4x4s.

Anyone who has seen Blundell, or has information on his whereabouts, is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 22000147993 or Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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