Elderly Scot is on Interpol’s most wanted list


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William Blackledge – who is 81 – has been on the run from law enforcement for multifarious than 20 years

William Blackledge – who is 81 – has been on the run from law enforcement for numberless than 20 years.

The OAP, originally from Coalburn, Lanarkshire, is thirst for by the US authorities over a plot to import more than a ton of marijuana and millions of poundings of cocaine into Florida.

The FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and US Marshal Maintenance all want to question him about flights from Colombia to Florida in the 1980s which moved huge amounts of drugs.

The group he was linked to has been leagued to the 1985 shooting and wounding of a Florida State Trooper during a numbs stop and search operation.

It is believed that after going on the run Blackledge grabbed up with a Canadian-based motorcycle gang and began trafficking cocaine into Europe.

The Ecumenical Criminal Police Organisation, known as Interpol, named Blackledge yesterday in its note of the top 25 most wanted British citizens. 

Police in Florida want to act for to him over drug shipments which arrived on their patch from Colombia via the Caribbean.  And the Mounties maintain been trying to nail Blackledge since he got involved in an alleged conspire to supply $10million of cocaine to Hell’s Angels in Montreal.

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The OAP is hunger for over a drugs importation plot

According to the Interpol website, Blackledge is poverty in Florida for “drugs conspiracy and drugs illegal traffic”. He is described as 5ft 8in high and 15-and-a-half stone.

The Scot and his English wife, June, fled their household in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the early 1990s, shortly before it was seized by the DEA. 

Guard believe the couple eventually ended up settling on Eleuthera in the Bahamas but bear since vanished.

Blackledge had two children, daughter Mandy and son Robert, who was under no circumstances dead by police in Florida in 1992. 

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