NCA has listed criminals convicted of offences and others believed to hold v ital information about crimes.
It said: “We pursue criminals and bring them to justice. By informing communities and supporting other agencies, we can help identify criminals and speed the law enforcement process.”
The list is published on the NCA’s website in a bid to share names and photographs widely in the hope of tracking down those wanted by the authorities.
Anyone with any information on their whereabouts should call 101 or 999 in an emergency.
John Barton was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in 2003 after being convicted in his absence of conspiring to import a commercial amount of heroin into the United Kingdom between 1999 and 2000. He is believed to have links to Fuengirola in Spain.
2. VAT FRAUD
Sarah Panitzke is wanted by HMRC for conspiracy to acquire criminal property.
Panitzke was a senior member of a crime group involved in a VAT fraud. She controlled the company accounts of many companies remotely via different IP addresses. Panitzke travelled extensively to further the fraud to places including Dubai, Spain and Andorra. She was responsible for laundering approximately £1 billion pounds. Panitzke absconded in May 2013 prior to the end of her trial and was convicted in her absence. She was sentenced to eight years in August 2013. Eighteen members of the crime gang received sentences totalling 135 years. She is described as having a Yorkshire accent.
Timur Mehmet is wanted for his role in a conspiracy to cheat the public revenue by operating a Missing Trader Intra-community Fraud resulting in a loss to the UK of £25 million.
Mehmet appeared in court in June 2007 and was told that failure to return for his trial in October 2007 could result in him being tried and sentenced in his absence. He failed to attend and was subsequently found guilty. He was sentenced to eight years.
Shashi Dhar Sahnan is accused of being involved in the importation of heroin into the United Kingdom. The drugs, which were concealed in packaging surrounding air conditioning units, were seized by HM Revenue and Customs during a joint operation with Leicestershire Police in July 2007. Customs officers found the drugs hidden in the struts of pallets upon which the machinery was being transported.