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A suspected British druglord has been arrested for his involvement in a £354million Colombian drugs ring.

Andrew Deamer, dubbed the 'East Midlands Escobar', 'the Monkey', and 'Marcos', was filmed climbing down from his attic hideaway during the 6am raid by anti-narcotics agents and troops.

The 52 year old was arrested in Rionegro, which lies just 20 miles from Medellin - the area Pablo Escobar once ruled while supplying an estimated 80 per cent of all cocaine smuggled into the US.

One former US drugs enforcer Mike Vigil said Deamer, who was born in Barrow upon Soar in the East Midlands, 'put his head into the lion's mouth' when he allegedly became involved in drugs worth worth £1.2billion, reports the Mirror.

Suspected British druglord Andrew Deamer, pictured climbing down from his attic hideaway during the raid, has been arrested for his involvement in a £354million Colombian drugs ring

Suspected British druglord Andrew Deamer, pictured climbing down from his attic hideaway during the raid, has been arrested for his involvement in a £354million Colombian drugs ring

Deamer, who has been dubbed the 'East Midlands Escobar', was one of 18 people arrested during raids across the country. He is pictured in the white cap

Deamer, who has been dubbed the 'East Midlands Escobar', was one of 18 people arrested during raids across the country. He is pictured in the white cap

Deamer is believed to have owned a number of Breaking Bad-style labs where cocaine was cooked with essences

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