Hampshire police issue fresh appeal to find suspected drug dealer who is on the run

A POLICE appeal has been renewed to trace a suspected drug dealer wanted in connection with an investigation into a conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Wednesday, 29th March 2017, 7:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:52 pm
Yanick Baptista, 25, from Manchester, is wanted by Hampshire police

Yanick Baptista, 25, from Manchester failed to appear at court at the end of March 2015 and two years after his disappearance, officers remain determined to locate him and bring him before the courts.

He is wanted as part of Operation Buntline – the largest ever drug investigation into a conspiracy to supply the drugs across Hampshire.

Baptista is believed to still be in the country but thought most likely to be in the Greater Manchester area.

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He is black, 5ft 11in, of average build and is heavily tattooed.

Anyone who may know his whereabouts is asked to ring police on 101.