The former suspect in the Stephen Lawrence murder was captured in Barcelona on Friday.
The 41-year-old from Eltham, South East London, was due in a Madrid court this week accused of the large-scale supply of drugs. But the National Crime Agency said: “He is not challenging his extradition.”
A well-placed Spanish source involved in the hunt for Acourt – arrested at a Barcelona gym on Friday – said: “In the near two years he was on the run, there wasn’t a fortnight that went by without a lead coming in on Jamie Acourt that wasn’t throughly investigated.
“There were sightings throughout Spain, from Barcelona to Madrid and the Costa del Sol.
“Acourt may be a lot of things but he’s no fool and he’s demonstrated that by managing to remain at large for a relatively long period of time when he was such a priority for the British police.
“It was made very clear to the Spanish police from very early on that Jamie Acourt was a top priority for the British.
Meanwhile, it was claimed Spanish cops followed Acourt’s girlfriend Terri Dean on a Costa holiday in a bid to find him. But the couple did not make contact.
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