A coroner in Manchester has confirmed a body repatriated from Dubai is Thomas Wynn – who was on the run from police.
Thomas Wynn, 49, from Commercial Road in Liverpool, was wanted in connection with a £12 million conspiracy to supply heroin from Liverpool to Brighton and Eastbourne.
His death is not being treated as suspicious.
Officers in Brighton had been searching for Mr Wynn, who had failed to answer police bail in relation to an investigation, codenamed Operation Wildwood.
He had an address in Tobacco Wharf, Commercial Road, Liverpool but also has links to other addresses in that city – and links to Eastbourne and Brighton as well.
He was arrested in March this year and was released on police bail while enquiries continued.
So far 11 people have been charged under Operation Wildwood.
They include Lea Smith, 44, Natal Rd, Brighton; Kingsley Walls 42, Langley Crescent, Brighton; Lee Mack, 48, Sheepcote Valley Caravan Park, Brighton; Ronnie Edwards 48, Chiddingly Close, Brighton; Sean Davidson 47, Downhill View, Brighton; Louis Makai, 44, of Langridge Drive, Portslade, Jon-Paul Swann, 32, of Colin Drive, Liverpool, Arthur Jones, 53, Downs Avenue, Eastbourne, Paul Shannon 58, of Compass Court, Eastbourne, and Ian Gerald Frost, 47, of St Michaels Place, Brighton, are remanded in custody for trial at Lewes Crown Court on 11 April next year, charged with conspiracy to supply heroin.
Julie Coltard, 41, of Langley Crescent, Brighton, is on bail awaiting trial on the same date charged with the same offence.
Four men and two women who were arrested on suspicion of the same offence were stood down from their bail and no action is being taken against them.
A 49-year old Liverpool woman arrested on suspicion of the same offence is on bail until July 22.
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