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UK 🇬🇧 (NCA) : les dernières narco-news au 23 mai 2022

Lancashire drug dealer jailed over £800,000 of cocaine

Lancashire drug dealer jailed over £800,000 of cocaine

A drug dealer who planned the supply of £800,000 worth of cocaine has been jailed for nine years and two months.

20 May 2022

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Encrochat linked man to drugs haul and stash car

Encrochat linked man to drugs haul and stash car

A man who ran a drugs factory of cocaine, MDMA, ketamine and cannabis from his home and kept a drugs stash vehicle for two known dealers has been sentenced.

20 May 2022

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Birmingham Airport drug smuggler lands nine year sentence after being caught with heroin haul

Birmingham Airport drug smuggler lands nine year sentence after being caught with heroin haul

A man who tried to smuggle heroin worth almost £1 million into the UK through Birmingham Airport has been jailed for nine years.

13 May 2022

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Annual Plan 2022-23

Annual Plan 2022-23

We have published the NCA’s Annual Plan for 2022/23, which sets out our priorities for the year ahead and how we will deliver them.

13 May 2022

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Dock workers charged as part of NCA drug investigation

Dock workers charged as part of NCA drug investigation

A Portsmouth dock worker has been arrested and charged with attempted drug importation offences.

12 May 2022

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Third most wanted fugitive arrested in a week

Third most wanted fugitive arrested in a week

A Liverpool fugitive wanted for murder who was on the National Crime Agency’s most wanted list has been arrested in Spain.

07 May 2022

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Third cannabis factory in a fortnight seized by Organised Crime Partnership

Third cannabis factory in a fortnight seized by Organised Crime Partnership

Two men have been arrested and a cannabis grow worth approximately £75,000 seized as part of an investigation led by the joint National Crime Agency and Police Scotland Organised Crime Partnership.

06 May 2022

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DNRED 🇫🇷 (Direction nationale du renseignement et des enquêtes douanières) : un peu de précisions sur ce service de renseignement

C’est un service à compétence nationale rattaché à la Direction générale des douanes et droits indirects qui est chargée de mettre en œuvre, sur l’ensemble du territoire, la politique du renseignement, des contrôles et de la lutte contre la délinquance douanière organisée.

Service de constatation douanière de premier plan visant le haut spectre, la DNRED est également un service de renseignement du premier cercle.

Elle constitue à cet égard une direction originale, forte de sa double culture, dotée de pouvoirs et de moyens d’actions puissants et variés, intervenant dans plusieurs cadres légaux, en constante évolution. Elle doit faire preuve, à ce titre, d’une capacité d’adaptation permanente pour relever les nombreux défis juridiques soulevés à la fois par ses activités opérationnelles classiques de service douanier et son rôle de service du renseignement.

Le droit douanier a connu de fortes évolutions au cours des dernières années marquées par l’élargissement des pouvoirs d’enquête dévolus aux agents des douanes, notamment aux agents de la DNRED et le renforcement de l’encadrement de la mise en œuvre de ces pouvoirs, conditionnée par l’information préalable ou l’autorisation de l’autorité judiciaire.

Le code des douanes permet désormais aux agents de la DNRED, sous le contrôle de l’autorité judiciaire et sous couvert d’habilitations spéciales, de déployer des techniques spéciales d’enquêtes particulièrement utiles en matière de lutte contre la criminalité organisée : livraisons surveillées, infiltrations, surveillances transfrontalières, enquête sous pseudonyme sur le web et le darkweb, coup d’achat, géolocalisation des véhicules et des téléphones, « ouverture-frontière », substitution à l’opérateur de fret postal pour la livraison des colis contenant des marchandises de fraude. Tout au long de l’enquête douanière, les agents doivent anticiper la possible judiciarisation de leurs dossiers, en approchant au plus près d’une procédure purgée de tout risque de nullité et en déployant une stratégie compatible avec les poursuites décidées par l’autorité judiciaire.

Douanier avant tout, l’agent de la DNRED doit donc parfaitement maîtriser les outils juridiques à sa disposition et leur cadre d’utilisation, au code des douanes. Mais l’agent de la DNRED est également un agent appartenant à la communauté du renseignement du premier cercle, ce qui lui confère des obligations, des droits et des pouvoirs.

Issu de la loi du 24 juillet 2015, le droit du renseignement est l’aboutissement d’un long processus de légalisation de ces activités qui a eu la vertu de donner aux services, dont les actions étaient non pas illégales mais plutôt a-légales, une assise juridique et des garanties nécessaires. Ce droit leur permet de mettre en œuvre des techniques de renseignement particulièrement intrusives, sur autorisation du Premier ministre après avis de la commission nationale de contrôle des techniques de renseignement (CNCTR).

Depuis 2015, de nombreux textes sont venus compléter ou modifier ce nouveau cadre, dont la loi relative à la prévention d’actes de terrorisme et au renseignement du 30 juillet 2021. Prenant en compte les évolutions technologiques et les jurisprudences européennes et nationales (arrêt CJUE du 6 octobre 2020 dans l’affaire « Quadrature du Net », dans la continuité de l’arrêt CJUE du 21 décembre 2016 dit « Télé2 Sverige » ; Conseil d’État, Assemblée, 21 avril 2021), cette loi crée ou pérennise des techniques de renseignement (interception des communications satellitaires ; utilisation d’algorithme), renforce le contrôle de la CNCTR en donnant à son avis un caractère contraignant, encadre les échanges entre services de renseignement.

Au-delà de ces cadres juridiques propres au métier de la DNRED, les activités de la direction sont soumises à des réglementations de droit commun, telle que la protection des données personnelles ou la commande publique, dans le cadre desquelles les spécificités d’un service d’enquête et de renseignement doivent être prises en compte.


Jusqu’en fin d’année 2021, le conseil et l’expertise juridiques étaient assurés par une magistrate, de l’ordre judiciaire, et par l’agence de poursuites, chargée d’assurer le traitement contentieux et judiciaire des affaires réalisées par les directions d’investigations de la DNRED.

Afin de faire face aux enjeux actuels, mais également d’anticiper et de mesurer l’impact des évolutions normatives sur l’organisation et le fonctionnement de la DNRED, il a été décidé de renforcer la fonction juridique de la direction par le recrutement de deux nouvelles conseillères juridiques, l’une spécialisée sur toutes les questions relatives au renseignement et au droit public général, l’autre en charge de veiller à la sécurisation des investigations.

Conjugué à une protection maximale des agents dans l’exercice de leurs missions, le renforcement de la fonction juridique au sein de la DNRED permet ainsi d’articuler de la meilleure manière possible l’ensemble des capacités d’action des services de la direction, du recueil et de l’exploitation du renseignement jusqu’à la phase opérationnelle, de garantir l’efficacité de l’action de la DNRED dans la lutte contre la criminalité organisée et d’optimiser la réponse pénale de l’autorité judiciaire.

Depuis avril 2021, c’est Florian Colas qui est le directeur

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Le 23 mars 2022, France Culture, dans l’émission « LES PIEDS SUR TERRE » a laissé la parole à Marc Fievet, AKA « NS 55 DNRED » , qualifié de spectre du service de la DNRED, par Emmanuel Fansten dans un article de Libération

Marc Fievet en 1987 à Gibraltar à bord du M/Y Astéride

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UK 🇬🇧 (NCA) : Drugs trafficker in global dark web organised crime group jailed

A drugs trafficker who admitted posting dozens of packages of Class A drugs around the world as part of a global dark web organised crime group has been jailed for nine years.

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Mubinar Rahman, 26, is believed to have posted over 104 packages of MDMA to global destinations.

NCA investigators searched his home in Henry Nelson Street, South Shields, and found receipts for the parcels being sent with a combined weight of 157kg.

Between 29 June and 27 July 2020 the NCA and Border Force intercepted 39 packages from Rahman.

The recovered packages were destined for addresses in the UK, America, Israel, Norway, Thailand, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.

Rahman – who has previous convictions for dealing drugs – appeared at Newcastle Crown Court in October 2020 and admitted trafficking drugs and possession of Class A with intent to supply.

Today, he returned to court and was jailed for nine years with a discount for pleading guilty. He would have been sentenced to 12 years after a trial.

On 28 July 2020 NCA officers watched Rahman park his 2010 BMW outside a flat in Marlborough Court, Washington, Tyne and Wear.

He entered the flat and was arrested when he came out.

Inside the car were 10 parcels addressed to international recipients.

Officers searched the flat and recovered 25kg of MDMA, 134kgs of amphetamine sulphate, drug packaging equipment, heat-sealing and vacuum packing equipment and a label printer and laptop.

Rahman declined to answer questions in his custody interview.

Analysis of messages shared on EncroChat – the encrypted comms platform taken down as part of UK law enforcement’s Operation Venetic – helped officers to identify other suspects involved in the dark web drugs network.

Two men were arrested in April 2021 on suspicion of importing and supplying Class A, B and C drugs. They have been charged and will appear in court in April.

Two other men are wanted as part of the investigation and are believed to be on the run.

In total, the investigation resulted in seizures of 90kg of MDMA, 134kg of amphetamine and more than 6,000 diazepam/alprazolam tablets with a combined street value of £4.3m.

The NCA investigation was supported by the US Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

NCA Branch Commander Martin Clarke said: “Rahman was working for a well-established criminal network which exploited the fast parcel system to move illegal drugs.

“Working with key partners at home such as Border Force, and abroad with HSI, we have removed a significant amount of Class A from circulation and denied Rahman’s organised crime group the chance to plough profits from those drugs into more criminality.

“We are determined to do all we can to disrupt all drugs supply routes in and out of the UK.”

Tim Hemker, attache at the US Homeland Security Investigations, said: “Homeland Security Investigations is proud of our strong partnership with the National Crime Agency.

“Today’s sentencing is the result of our agencies’ exemplary collaboration to hold criminals on the dark web accountable for illegally selling and shipping narcotics overseas and putting countless individuals in danger.

“We will continue to work together to keep drugs off our streets and our communities safe.”

18 March 2022

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ROYAUME UNI 🇬🇧 (NCA) : les dernières ‘Narconews’ au 20 février 2022

Erion Nakdi custody

Operation Venetic: Class A drug broker jailed for 16 years

A man who used encrypted messaging platform EncroChat to run an illegal drug supply network has been jailed for 16 years and three months following an investigation by the Organised Crime Partnership.

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Ghanaian drug trafficking network dismantled

Four members of a Ghanaian cocaine smuggling group have been jailed for over 28 years following a National Crime Agency investigation.

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Operation Venetic: London drug supply ‘fixer’ jailed

An Albanian drug supplier who arranged cocaine deals within the UK worth almost £1.4 million has been jailed for 10 years.

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Driver smuggled heroin on Amsterdam day trip

A man who claimed he was on a day trip to Dunkirk when he was actually picking up 6 kilos of heroin in Amsterdam has been jailed following a National Crime Agency investigation.

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Lorry driver smuggled cocaine in shipment of frozen potatoes

An HGV driver has been jailed for smuggling £480,000 worth of cocaine whilst delivering a shipment of frozen potatoes from the Netherlands.

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Alex Male wanted poster

Suspected drug trafficker named in Most Wanted campaign

A man from Weston-super-Mare believed to have used encrypted communications platform EncroChat to distribute class A drugs across the South West is one of the UK’s most wanted fugitives.

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ROYAUME UNI 🇬🇧 : selon les autorités anglaises, la cocaïne serait entre autres à l’origine du retour des violences dans les stades de football

Lu dans l’Équipe. La fin du confinement a également été évoquée comme cause probable lors de la présentation d’un rapport sur la hausse des violences de supporters par la police anglaise ce mardi. Lors du derby entre Millwall et Crystal Palace en FA Cup le mois dernier, il y a eu « plusieurs consommations de drogues dans les toilettes », selon le chef de la police locale.

En France qu’en est-il?

Et de la consommation de coke dans les palais gouvernementaux, pourrait-on en parler !

Pour un contrôle dépistage de drogues sur l’ensemble de nos élus

Pour signer la pétition

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UK 🇬🇧 (NCA) : Twelve fugitives revealed in new Most Wanted campaign

A new appeal has been launched to trace and bring to justice 12 of the UK’s most wanted fugitives believed to be hiding in Spain.

The offenders, all men, are wanted for crimes including murder, large scale drugs trafficking and supplying firearms and ammunition.

The NCA’s Most Wanted campaign is run in conjunction with independent charity CrimeStoppers, Spanish law enforcement, UK policing and comes on the back of the extremely successful Operation Captura fugitives campaign, which resulted in the arrests of 86 offenders.

Spain is one of the most popular countries for British ex-pats and the two nations have a very strong law enforcement partnership.

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Today, Steve Rodhouse the NCA’s Director General of Operations was joined by the Security Minister Rafael Pérez Ruiz of Spain’s Interior Ministry, British Ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliot and Mark Hallas, CEO of CrimeStoppers, at the campaign launch in Madrid.

Steve said: “Spain is not a safe haven.

“We have a brilliant relationship with the country’s various law enforcement agencies and work together daily to protect the public.

“With 86 offenders arrested in our last fugitives campaign, criminals know we will never give up and we’re never far behind them.

“Our Spanish partners were crucial to many of those arrests, and in 2021 arrested and returned more than 25 wanted UK fugitives.

“The NCA’s International Crime Bureau and International Liaison Officers work on behalf of UK policing to exchange information and intelligence with partners abroad leading to the tracing and arrests of criminals globally.

“Fugitives usually continue offending while on the run and these men will be known in criminal circles wherever they are.

“The last thing the fugitives’ associates will want is the combined determination and capabilities of the UK and Spanish law enforcement focusing on them.

“Many of these fugitives will be trying to blend in to the large British communities who have made their homes in Spain, and if you are resident, you may know one of them from your town or village.

“Loyalties change over time and we urge anyone with information about these men to help us find them.”

All the men featured on the campaign are believed to have links to mainland Spain and the Canary Islands.

Among the Most Wanted is Nana Oppong, 41.

Oppong is wanted by Essex Police for the drive-by murder of grandfather Robert Powell, 50, who was shot eight times with a 9mm pistol on 13 June 2020. It is alleged that the victim and Oppong were from rival criminal factions.

Also wanted is heavily tattooed Jack Mayle, 30, on suspicion of supplying Class A drug MDMA and other drugs.

Mayle is suspected of running a drug line in south London and allegedly worked with a dark web drugs supplier.

When he fled, Mayle, who is from Croydon in south London had a tattooed neck, a diamond tattoo under his left eye and ‘Croydon’ inked on the outside of his left forearm.

He may have tried to alter his appearance and is known to carry weapons.

The Most Wanted appeal also features Callum Halpin, 27, who is wanted by Greater Manchester Police for the murder of drug dealer Luke Graham, 31, and the attempted murder of Anton Verigotta.

Graham, a dad-of-two, was ambushed and shot dead in a drugs turf war in broad daylight on a street in Ashton-under-Lyne as children played nearby in June 2018. In July 2019, five men were jailed over the execution.

Two men from Cardiff are wanted by South Wales Police for Class A drugs offences allegedly organised by using the encrypted comms platform EncroChat.

Muscularly built Asim Naveed, 29, and 6ft 2in tall, is accused of playing a leading role in a highly organised crime group (OCG) that trafficked 46 kilos of cocaine into Wales between February and June 2020, worth up to nearly £8m.

Calvin Parris, 32, who has gold upper teeth, is accused of being a customer of Naveed’s OCG and selling cocaine on in Cardiff. Also, Scotsman James ‘Jamie’ Stevenson, 56, is wanted by the National Crime Agency and Police Scotland over the seizure of approximately one tonne of cocaine and 28 million Etizolam ‘street Valium’ tablets.

The cocaine was found in a shipment at the Port of Dover in September 2020 and the tablets were seized following a raid on a suspected pill factory in Kent in June 2020.

Stevenson, who is stocky and has a scar on the left side of his face, is also wanted in connection with two suspected arson attacks on properties in the Lanarkshire and Forth Valley areas in May 2020.

Lord Ashcroft, founder of the charity CrimeStoppers UK said: “We know it can be difficult for people to speak up about crime, which is why our charity is here to give you an option.

“We guarantee you’ll stay completely anonymous, just like the millions of people who have trusted our charity with their crime information since we were formed back in the 1980s.

“Please do the right thing by passing on what you know about these fugitives’ whereabouts and help us ensure these criminals are no longer a danger.”

Hugh Elliott, UK Ambassador to Spain, said: “The Most Wanted campaign is just one example of the successful cooperation that takes place between British and Spanish law enforcement. We stand united as partners against common threats and challenges, sharing not only expertise but goals and values too. In doing so, we can make both countries safer for citizens. I would like to thank our Spanish colleagues in the National Police and the Guardia Civil for their role in this campaign and for their ongoing collaboration in the face of common challenges more broadly. I would also like to thank the Spanish and British public for their help, as without them the Most Wanted campaign would not be possible.

Rafael Pérez Ruiz, Minister for Security of the Spanish Ministry of Interior, said: “The campaign allows us to reinforce and strengthen police collaboration between Spain and the United Kingdom with the aim of creating a hostile environment which impedes criminal organisations from setting up in Spain and criminals from settling in our cities. Now more than ever it is necessary for everyone to join forces to give a coordinated and effective response to new security challenges.

Anyone with information about one of the Most Wanted is urged to call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, and callers in Spain should call the freephone Spanish number 900 926 111, which will be answered by CrimeStoppers in the UK (using translation if required).

Alternatively, members of the public can fill out an anonymous online form at the UK charity’s website crimestoppers-uk.org/fugitives.

We encourage anyone living or visiting Spain to visit the NCA and CrimeStoppers websites and look at the Most Wanted subjects.

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LONDRES 🇬🇧 (Wormwood Scrubs) : le gouverneur de la prison arrêté pour corruption et trafic de drogue

Des agents de l’unité anti-corruption de Scotland Yard ont arrêté l’homme soupçonné d’inconduite dans une fonction publique et d’infractions en matière de drogue.

Il était gouverneur de cette prison d’une capacité de 1 279 places où fut incarcéré Marc Fievet , l’infiltré NS 55 de la DNRED, en 1995 et qui recut lors de son séjour la visite du consul de Gibraltar , Ernest Whiley et celle de l’attaché douanier Marc Lereste. Après, ce fut Bellmarsh…

Une source a déclaré : « Les responsables des ‘HM prisons’ ont agi rapidement lorsque les allégations ont révélé sa conduite avec des détenus impliquant des pots-de-vin et de la drogue. Situation très grave !« 

Le personnel pénitentiaire a été informé par courrier électronique de sa suspension.

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ROYAUME UNI 🇬🇧 (Westminster) : ‘blackout’ sur la cocaïne détectée dans les toilettes du Parlement britannique

BAD TIMING- Alors que Boris Johnson s’apprête à lancer un plan massif contre la consommation de drogue, une enquête révèle que des traces de cocaïne ont été détectées en plusieurs lieux du Parlement britannique. Jusqu’aux toilettes les plus proches des bureaux du Premier ministre à Westminster.

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ROYAUME UNI 🇬🇧 (port de Sheerness dans le Kent) : saisie d’environ 1.200 kilos de cocaïne

Au petit matin du 20 décembre 2021, plus d’une centaine d’officiers – dont l’unité des opérations armées de la NCA et des équipes de la police du Kent – se sont déplacés pour mener cette opération faisant suite à une enquête de la NCA sur un groupe soupçonné d’avoir comploté avec un employé du port pour faire passer en contrebande d’importantes quantités de stupéfiants de classe A sur le marché britannique via Sheerness.

aerial photograph of the Port of Sheerness Kent UK

L’enquête a été soutenue par Border Force et menée avec la coopération de l’opérateur portuaire.

Les enquêteurs de la NCA pensent que la cargaison de cocaïne était arrivée par bateau en provenance du Costa Rica et était cachée à l’intérieur d’une cargaison de bananes.

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UK 🇬🇧 (NCA) : les dernières « Narconews’ au 18 décembre 2021

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Two charged after PCTF seize gun, drugs and cash in Co Antrim

Two men have been charged after a gun, drugs and cash were seized as part of an operation by the Paramilitary Crime Task Force in County Antrim.

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Three men admit £5.5m cocaine conspiracy

Three men have admitted conspiring to smuggle £5.5m worth of cocaine from the UK to Ireland.

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Man charged in cash couriers investigation

A man has been charged with conspiring to launder criminal proceeds, following an investigation by the NCA into a network of cash couriers suspected of removing tens of millions of pounds from the UK.

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Operation Venetic: Sentences increased for west London drug dealers

Two criminals who were prepared to inflict violence to protect their illicit business will spend longer in prison.

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Seized Cash

Alleged ‘organiser’ for £100m cash mule network arrested by the NCA

A man suspected of being a key figure in an international money laundering network responsible for moving tens of millions of pounds out of the UK has been arrested by the National Crime Agency in London.

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Cell bound: Driver jailed for attempting to smuggle £650,000 of cocaine hidden in HGV battery compartment

A lorry driver who attempted to hide 16 kilos of cocaine in the battery area of an HGV has been jailed for seven years.

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Convicted: Polish cousins who hid guns and ammunition in car

Two Polish men have been convicted for attempting to smuggle two handguns and ammunition into the UK.

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Brothers charged over Newhaven cocaine seizure

Two brothers have been arrested and charged by National Crime Agency officers in connection with a seizure of almost 100 kilos of cocaine at Newhaven port in East Sussex two years ago.

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Driver jailed for attempting to smuggle £2.5 million of cocaine in fuel tank

A driver who removed his van’s fuel tank to pack it with 32 kilos of cocaine has been jailed for nine years and nine months.

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ROYAUME UNI 🇬🇧 (Londres) : des traces de cocaïne dans les toilettes du parlement britannique

Le président de la Chambre des communes, Lindsay Hoyle, a annoncé ce dimanche qu’il demanderait à la police d’enquêter suite à la découverte de traces de cocaïne trouvées dans diverses toilettes du Parlement britannique.

Hoyle a déclaré qu’il espère que la loi sera appliquée « complètement et efficacement », après que le journal « The Sunday Times » a révélé que onze des douze toilettes testées au Palais de Westminster ont été testées positives pour des traces de drogue. « Les informations sur l’usage de drogues illicites au Parlement (…) sont profondément préoccupantes et je les transmettrai d’urgence à la police métropolitaine cette semaine », a déclaré le président de la Chambre basse à la BBC.

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FRANCE 🇫🇷 (Pas-de-Calais) : 418 kg de cocaïne découverts au milieu de beignets d’oignons surgelés par des officiers de la ‘Border Force’

À Coquelles, dans le Pas-de-Calais, la police aux frontières britanniques 🇬🇧 a découvert 418 kilos de cocaïne au milieu d’un chargement de beignets d’oignon surgelés.

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NCA 🇬🇧 (Operation Venetic) : Drug smuggler convicted over 20 kilo cocaine seizure

A Manchester man who used the encrypted phone network EncroChat to import cocaine worth £1.6m has today pleaded guilty.

Ibraheem Abdullah, 38, was arrested by National Crime Agency officers on 17 April 2020 when the 20 kilos of high purity cocaine – hidden in boxes of mobile phone accessories – was seized at a joiners yard in the Middleton area.

Ibraheem ABDULLAH

Abdullah (also known as Dwaine George) attempted to escape when he saw NCA and Greater Manchester Police officers, who had just entered the yard in Wade Street.

He tried to destroy two mobile phones during the subsequent chase on foot – by throwing one against a wall and dropping another into the nearby Wince Brook – but was arrested minutes later.

Electronic scales and a quantity of small plastic bags were recovered during a subsequent search of his home address in Mariman Drive, Manchester.

The NCA investigation found that the device Abdullah had thrown against the wall was crucial, as it was the EncroChat phone he used to arrange the shipment under his Encro handle ‘Tenderpasta’

The drugs had been posted from the Netherlands and tests showed that they had a purity of between 70 and 73 per cent. They would have had an estimated street value of £1.6 million once cut. On 7 April 2020, ‘Tenderpasta’ exchanged messages with the EncroChat handle ‘Maxbro’, and identified the joiner’s yard as the best drop off location. He also sent a photo of the location.

Analysis of billing for numbers used by Abdullah show that around the time of these messages, his phones were using cell masts near the joiners yard.

Other Encrochat messages with a contact using the handle ‘Flyinghourse’ showed that Abdullah was trying to arrange an onward buyer for the cocaine, with the two individuals agreeing a sale price of £37,500 per kilo.

Abdullah appeared at Manchester City Crown Court on Tuesday, 9 November where he admitted a charge of conspiracy to import Class A drugs. He is due to be sentenced at the same court on 17 December.

NCA Operations Manager Helen Murphy said: “Like many other users of EncroChat, Abdullah will have mistakenly thought that he could traffic drugs with impunity. 

“The NCA works with partners across the UK to ensure there are no safe spaces for serious and organised criminals, including those who seek to profit from a class A drugs trade which fuels violence and exploitation in our communities.”

09 November 2021 

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COLOMBIE 🇨🇴 : le ‘Clan del Golfo’ est lié à cinq mafias dans le monde

Le Clan del Golfo, sous l’autorité d’Otoniel, avait la capacité de trafiquer chaque mois près de 20 tonnes de cocaïne

Le réseau du narcotrafiquant «Otoniel», arrêté le 23 octobre, entretient des connexions avec les cartels de Sinaloa et Jalisco, les mafias calabraise et sicilienne, ainsi que celles des Balkans.

«Nous avons des preuves que cette organisation criminelle a cinq alliances principales pour mener à bien ses exportations de cocaïne sous différentes latitudes», a expliqué le général Jorge Luis Vargas, au cours d’une conférence de presse au siège de la police à Bogota.

Au Mexique, le Clan del Golfo est lié aux cartels de Sinaloa et de Jalisco nouvelle génération. En Europe, il commerce «avec les mafias calabraise et sicilienne, de même qu’avec les réseaux de narcotrafiquants des Balkans, ces derniers se chargeant de fournir les pays d’Asie et plus particulièrement du Moyen Orient», selon le général Vargas.

Dairo Antonio Usuga, alias «Otoniel», a été arrêté le 23 octobre dans le nord-ouest de la Colombie, lors d’une vaste opération militaire.

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ROYAUME-UNI 🇬🇧 : plus de deux tonnes de cocaïne saisies au large de l’Angleterre

L’agence britannique de lutte contre le crime a annoncé ce samedi avoir saisi plus de deux tonnes de cocaïne dans un yacht intercepté au large de la côte sud de l’Angleterre. 

Six hommes âgés de 24 à 49 ans – un Britannique et cinq Nicaraguayens – ont été arrêtés lors de cette opération, menée jeudi avec le soutien de la police fédérale australienne et de la police britannique des frontières, a précisé la NCA dans un communiqué.

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NARCO-LOGISTIQUE: les grandes routes du haschisch marocain vers ses fumeurs en Europe

Si le haschisch est cultivé au Maroc, son parcours pour arriver vers les consommateurs en Europe traverse plusieurs pays que ce soit par voie terrestre ou maritime.

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UK 🇬🇧 (NCA) : la dernière ‘Narconews’ au 22 août 2021

A drug supplier who used encrypted messaging service Encrochat to sell cocaine has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, following an investigation by the joint National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).

Under Operation Venetic – the UK law enforcement response to the takedown of the EncroChat platform – the OCP began investigating an Encrochat user named ‘Sleekyak’ who was using the service to sell cocaine.

Sleekyak boasted that they were able to facilitate the sale of 10 to 20kg of the drug per week, and also discussed the laundering of £37,000.

In total, officers uncovered 1,071 messages exchanged over a two month period between Sleekyak and 22 other users known to be involved in the class A drugs supply network. Twelve of the seventeen images they had exchanged were of what appeared to be kilo blocks of cocaine.

The OCP were able to attribute the encrypted device to Lee Broughton, 40 from Epsom. Encrochat messages from Broughton further corroborated that he was the user of the device in messages he sent to others stating it had been his birthday the previous day, which matched up with Broughton’s birthdate of 10 April.

NCA and Met officers arrested Broughton for Conspiracy to Supply Class A Drugs and money laundering on 31 March 2021 at his girlfriend’s house in Epsom, Surrey.

Broughton had 14 previous convictions for offences committed between 1997 and 2013. These included receiving two consecutive twelve month sentences in 2003 for cocaine and MDMA supply, and 42 months in 2013 for conspiracy to supply cocaine.

When interviewed, Broughton said that the deals that he was involved in were much smaller than he had suggested and that he’d mentioned large quantities to give a false impression of importance and get a better deal.

On 30 April 2021 Broughton pleaded guilty at Kingston Crown Court for the supply of cocaine, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison on 19th August.

DCI Mark Brookes, Head of the OCP said “Disrupting organised criminals and their wider networks is a crucial part of preventing Class A drugs from reaching streets in the UK.

“Broughton is a career drug supplier who for decades has sought to profit from a trade that fuels violence, misery and destroys the fabric of society. 

“He attempted to use encrypted technology to evade detection, but we in UK law enforcement are determined to prevent criminals from operating with impunity.

“This investigation is yet another example of the NCA and Metropolitan Police Service working together to protect the UK public.”

20 August 2021

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UNITED KINGDOM 🇬🇧 (NCA) : lorry driver jailed after trying to smuggle ketamine in his mattress

Lorry driver jailed after trying to smuggle ketamine in his mattress

A lorry driver who attempted to smuggle ketamine and mephedrone worth £2 million into the UK by hiding it in his mattress has been jailed.

Giovannetti in front of a blank wall and facing the camera.The National Crime Agency investigated Alessio Giovannetti (36), from Italy, after his HGV was stopped at Dover on 29 May 2021.

His truck, carrying lettuce, was searched by Border Force officers and packages containing 70 kilos of ketamine and 20 kilos of mephedrone were found in voids hidden around the cab.

Further amounts were discovered in Giovannetti’s mattress, with NCA forensic experts estimating the drugs to have been worth £2 million at street level.

NCA officers questioned Giovannetti who stated that the packages smelt bad so he had placed them around his cab to stop the smell.

He said he believed the packages contained horse medication which he did not think was illegal.

Giovannetti was charged with two counts of attempting to import class B drugs.

He pleaded guilty at Canterbury Crown Court on 19 August and was sentenced to five years and seven months imprisonment.

NCA senior investigating officer Daren Nicholls said:

“Alessio Giovannetti went to great efforts to hide these drugs around his cab, claiming it was their bad smell that caused him to conceal his illegal haul.

“Drug runners like Giovannetti should not doubt that we are determined to catch them and bring them to justice.

“These drugs would have caused serious harm if they had reached the streets of the UK and we will continue to work with our Border Force partners to ensure criminal activity like Giovannetti’s is disrupted.”

20 August 2021

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ROYAUME UNI 🇬🇧 (NCA) : le chocolat belge était accompagné de cocaïne et d’héroïne

63 kilos d’héroïne et 32 kilos de cocaïne dans un camion chargé de chocolats belges.

Le camion, immatriculé en Pologne, devait amener le chocolat belge à Maidstone, dans le Kent. Il a été arrêté le 12 août au tunnel sous la Manche par les agents douaniers britanniques.

Le conducteur, un Irlandais âgé de 64 ans, a été inculpé pour tentative d’importation de drogue.

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A lorry driver has been charged following the seizure of cocaine and heroin worth £5.7 million.

drugs packagesIrish national 64-year-old Robert Wilkin, now living near Tilbury in Essex, was questioned by officers from the National Crime Agency after his lorry was stopped at the Coquelles Channel Tunnel terminal on 12 August.

Wilkin’s Polish-registered truck was carrying a load of Belgian chocolates, which documents showed he was due to deliver to a location in Maidstone, Kent.

But hidden in two pallets of the chocolates Border Force officers discovered tape wrapped packages.

In total 63 kilos of heroin and 32 kilos of cocaine were seized, which once cut and adulterated would have been worth more than £5.7 million at street level.

NCA officers later charged Wilkin with attempting to import class A drugs.

He appeared before Folkestone magistrates on 14 August where he was bailed to appear before Canterbury Crown Court on 13 September.

NCA Branch Commander Martin Grace said:

“This was a significant seizure of class A drugs of the type we see being distributed by violent and exploitative street gangs and county lines networks.

“Working with our law enforcement partners like Border Force we are determined to do all we can to disrupt and dismantle the organised crime groups involved in bringing these drugs to the UK.”

18 August 2021

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UK 🇬🇧 (NCA) : les dernières ‘Narconews’ au 16 août 2021

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A Glasgow man has been jailed for five years for smuggling a potentially deadly stun gun into the UK, following a National Crime Agency and Police Scotland investigation.

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A lorry driver from West Lothian has been handed a seven-and-a-half-year jail sentence following the seizure of cocaine worth almost £900,000 in Bathgate.

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Six men have been convicted after a National Crime Agency investigation uncovered their role in the supply of cocaine and a separate plot to torture and rob a Manchester man’s home and business.

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A truck driver who tried to smuggle almost 100kg of cocaine into the UK has been jailed for 11 years as part of a National Crime Agency investigation.

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A 31-year old man suspected of importing class A drugs through his links to a Northern Ireland haulage firm has been arrested.

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A man has been found guilty of attempting to smuggle cocaine with an estimated street value of £160k into the UK after a “Christmas shopping” trip with his wife in the Netherlands.

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A money launderer who was caught trying to smuggle almost £2 million out of the UK in her suitcases has been jailed for almost three years.

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The National Crime Agency has issued an alert to furloughed port and airport workers warning they may be vulnerable to organised crime groups seeking to exploit the Covid crisis.

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A woman from Kent who headed up a crime group that supplied over half a tonne of cocaine and laundered millions of pounds in illicit cash has been jailed for 15 years.

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Seven British fugitives have been arrested in Spain in the space of just three weeks as a result of joint operations between the National Crime Agency and the Spanish National Police.

MAROC 🇲🇦 (Rabat) : depuis près d’un mois, grand bal des tartuffes au Parlement marocain

« Pour des raisons thérapeutiques », disent-ils… Depuis près d’un mois, le sujet du cannabis est au centre des débats au Parlement marocain. Non pour renforcer les contrôles et torpiller le trafic de cannabis, mais pour légiférer sur sa légalisation. Voilà qui va donner des « hallucinations » au voisin européen …

217 tonnes. C’est la quantité de cannabis et d’herbe, saisie par les services de la sûreté nationale et la surveillance du territoire national pendant le confinement sanitaire. 600 kg en octobre de l’année 2019, découverts, cette fois, par les gendarmeries de Narbonne et de Clermont-Ferrand. Trois mois plus tôt, 27,3 tonnes soigneusement dissimulées dans des véhicules de transport international, au port de Tanger-Med. En 2018, la Direction générale de la Sûreté nationale (DGSN) avait mis la main sur 52 tonnes de résine de cannabis. En 2017 : 700 tonnes, selon un rapport d’Etat américain sur le trafic de drogue.

Mais ce dernier rapport ne s’est pas contenté de jouer les comptables : il pointe les intérêts du Royaume dans ce trafic, insistant notamment sur les gains qu’il en a tirés en 2017 : le magot correspondrait “à 23 % du PIB marocain, soit plus de 100 milliards de dollars”. Une mine d’or pour le Maroc, mais un camouflet pour l’Europe: “principale destination de ce trafic, qui transite par l’Espagne, avant d’irriguer le Vieux Continent”, précise le rapport.

Il n’y a pas de fumée sans feu

Fait curieux : les autorités marocaines laissent faire les trafiquants, tout en s’empressant à pondre des communiqués victorieux sur la baisse de cette criminalité. Pourtant, il suffit d’un détour par le nord du pays pour le constater : les champs de cannabis s’étalent sur plusieurs hectares. Sans qu’il y ait un raclement de gorge de la part des autorités. Mais chut… Le dernier qui a joué à l’enfant d’Andersen – cet enfant qui criait : “le roi est nu” -, c’est l’Office des Nation-Unies contre la drogue et le crime (ONUDC) : depuis quatorze ans, il est interdit de réaliser des enquêtes de terrain.

Car rien ne doit venir souiller “le habits neufs de l’empereur”. Au Maroc, le cannabis n’obéit pas seulement à des intérêts économiques : il est cultivé principalement dans la région frondeuse du RIF. Là-bas, c’est le trafic qui permet de nourrir de nombreux habitants. Plus de 800.000 personnes, selon ce dernier rapport des Nations Unis. La moindre intervention des gendarmes contre les trafiquants attire des milliers de manifestants dans les rues. Depuis des décennies, le Royaume s’est retrouvé devant un choix cornélien : soit les priver de cette manne et prendre le risque de raviver les tensions, soit fermer les yeux et devenir lui-même complice. Tout compte fait, il a préféré verser dans le double jeu : l’interdire sur papier, pour faire bonne figure et le tolérer dans les faits, pour “acheter” la paix sociale. Question de stabilité du trône.

C’est sûrement pour rompre avec cette tactique que le royaume alaouite a décidé de tourner la page de l’illégalité du cannabis. Sous couvert de la dernière décision des Nations Unis de retirer cette drogue de sa liste de stupéfiants, députés et ministres marocains déboulent dans les machettes, pour puiser leur science dans la littérature médicale et préparer l’opinion : le gouvernement a conscience des vertus « thérapeutiques » du cannabis … “iI faudrait au Maroc un cadre légal et réglementaire sur ce sujet, car la répression seule a montré son inefficacité. Elle est injuste dans notre contexte“… “Il serait plus rentable, en termes de santé publique, d’être plus efficace dans la lutte contre le tabagisme…”, “Aujourd’hui, nous gagnerons tous si ce débat se faisait sereinement, loin de toutes polémiques politiciennes stériles”. Effectivement, tout le monde trouvera à y gagner : le Royaume peut compter sur les trafiquants pour renflouer ses caisses ( il pourrait gagner 1 milliard par an ) et les trafiquants peuvent compter sur le Royaume pour devenir … « officiels ». C’est royal !

Les régions concernées sont connues de tous les “aficionados” de « la marocaine » : Chefchaouen, Taounate ou Al Hoceima. Là-bas, il existe différentes qualités de poudres, appelées Chira. La plus communément produite est Sandouk, cueillie dans son état brut, puis transformée en poudre par les exploitants marocains ou des opérateurs étrangers.

Dans les rues pittoresques de Chefchaouen, grand fumoir à ciel ouvert, la beuh passe de mains en mains.

Les trafiquants courent les rues étroites. Souvent la barbe et à la casquette des policiers nonchalants. La dernière tendance ? Jouer les guides touristiques à travers les champs et les ateliers de transformation de la drogue. Pour vendre leur “science” à ces touristes qui ont les euro, mais pas le savoir-faire : comment la drogue est cultivée, comment elle est transformée, comment – surtout – repartir avec un « petit lot » et passer sous les radars des douanes : “si vous voulez acheter une grande quantité, je vous montrerais comment faire passer la marchandise en Europe, sans le moindre problème.

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UK 🇬🇧 (Canterbury Crown Court) : a truck driver who tried to smuggle almost 100kg of cocaine into the UK has been jailed for 11 years as part of a National Crime Agency investigation

Miodrag Ivankovic, 45, was stopped by Border Force officers on 6 September at the freight controls in Dover after arriving from Calais.Miodrag IVANKOVIC

Officers searched his truck and cut into a suspicious pallet of boxes and white powder spilled out.

Inside the truck was a total of 94kg of cocaine.

Ivankovic’s DNA was on the boxes containing the drugs and he admitted trying to smuggle the Class A.

Ivankovic, from Banja Luka, in north Bosnia, was jailed at Canterbury Crown Court yesterday (29 July).

NCA Branch Commander Martin Grace said: “We and our Border Force partners have taken a significant consignment of cocaine out of the supply chain.

“The organised crime group behind the plot have lost profits they would have ploughed back into more offending and they have lost a trusted smuggler.

“Drugs bring misery to UK communities and the NCA will continue to do everything it can to combat the threat.

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FRANCE 🇫🇷 (SURV de la Douane – BSI Calais littoral — Coquelles -Terminal transmanche) : un Ukrainien arrêté lundi par les gabelous avec 36 kg de cocaïne

Les douaniers ont fait le ‘job’, pour la NCA de sa gracieuse majesté

Serhii Stoainov, chauffeur routier ukrainien, âgé de 49 ans, a été arrêté lundi soir sur le terminal français du Tunnel sous la Manche, par les douaniers, avec 36 kg de cocaïne dissimulés dans sa couchette. 

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ESPAÑA 🇪🇸 (Puerto de Santander) : Funcionarios de Vigilancia Aduanera de la Agencia Tributaria en Cantabria y País Vasco han aprehendido 283 kilos de marihuana en un camión con destino a Inglaterra

El pasado miércoles 21, los investigadores de aduanas (SVA) sospecharon de un camión de mudanzas que iba a embarcar en el ferry que une Santander con Reino Unido.

La incautación se ha producido tras una investigación iniciada en el recinto aduanero del Puerto de Santander, que se ha saldado con la detención de los dos varones ingleses que transportaban la droga.

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UK 🇬🇧 (NCA) :les dernières ‘Narconews’ au 25 juillet 2021

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A woman from Kent who headed up a crime group that supplied over half a tonne of cocaine and laundered millions of pounds in illicit cash has been jailed for 15 years.

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Officers from Project Invigor, the National Crime Agency-led taskforce targeting organised immigration crime, have taken part in an operation which has seen eight members of a major people smuggling network arrested in Greece.

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Seven British fugitives have been arrested in Spain in the space of just three weeks as a result of joint operations between the National Crime Agency and the Spanish National Police.

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London based property developer Richard Leahy has agreed to hand over assets worth almost £2 million to settle a civil recovery claim based on alleged involvement in cannabis cultivation, money laundering and fraud.

 

FRANCE 🇫🇷 (Coquelles – Terminal du tunnel sous la Manche) : un Serbe, chauffeur de camion, inculpé en Angleterre suite à la découverte de 40 kilos de cocaïne dans sa remorque

Vladimir Mrdak, 37 ans, qui vit en Serbie, a été arrêté lundi 12 juillet après la découverte de drogues de classe A dans la remorque d’un poids lourd transportant des bouchons de bouteilles et des rouleaux de papier.

La NCA a ouvert une enquête après que des agents des forces frontalières au terminal du tunnel sous la Manche à Coquelles, en France, aient trouvé la cocaïne dans des paquets scotchés placés dans des boîtes au-dessus des marchandises.

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UK 🇬🇧 (NCA) : Lorry driver charged following 40 kilo cocaine haul

A Serbian lorry driver has been charged with drug smuggling offences by National Crime Agency officers after cocaine worth £3.2 million was found in a lorry heading to the UK.

Image showing seized cocaine.Vladimir Mrdak, 37, who lives in Serbia, was arrested on Monday (12 July) after the class A drugs were found in the trailer of an HGV carrying a load of bottle tops and paper rolls.

The NCA began an investigation after Border Force officers at the Channel Tunnel terminal in Coquelles, France, found the cocaine in taped packages placed in boxes on top of the goods.

After being questioned, Mrdak was charged with attempting to import cocaine, and following an appearance at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court yesterday (13 July) he was remanded in custody until his next appearance at Canterbury Crown Court on 16 August.

NCA branch commander Martin Grace said:

“This haul of cocaine would have fuelled violence and intimidation had it reached the UK.

“The seizure is a big setback for the criminal network likely to be behind this attempted importation – profits which they will not be able to invest in other criminality.

“Working alongside our law enforcement partners like Border Force, we are determined to disrupt the organised crime groups involved in drug supply and protect the public.”

14 July 2021

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UK NCA 🇬🇧 (Drug trafficking) : Three jailed for running ‘industrial’ million pound cannabis farm in Coventry nightclub

Three men have been jailed for running a huge three-floor cannabis farm in an abandoned nightclub in Coventry.

National Crime Agency officers, supported by colleagues from West Midlands Police, raided the property on Trinity Street on 15 October 2020.

They had to smash through several reinforced doors to access the interior, which they found contained around 1500 cannabis plants spread across the building’s three floors. NCA experts value the haul at over £1 million.

As well as the plants officers recovered sophisticated planting, growing and irrigation equipment, valued at around £150,000.

The electricity supply at the property had been bypassed, with the equipment inside directly and illegally connected to the commercial supply from the street outside.

Three men were arrested, Albanian nationals Andi Cani (aged 24) and Adrian Lleshaj (29) and Vietnamese national Cao Van Vu (31).

Cani and Lleshaj attempted to hide on the roof of the building as officers entered, but were captured with the assistance of West Midlands Police drone unit, who were working with the NCA.

In interviews with NCA investigators, all three men admitted having paid people smugglers to assist them in entering the UK illegally.

The trio pleaded guilty to producing a controlled drug and today (29 June) a judge at Warwick Crown Court sentenced Vu to 40 months in prison, Lleshaj to 35 months, and Cani to 28 months.

All three will face deportation after serving their jail terms

NCA Branch Commander Mick Pope said: “These men were involved in producing cannabis on an industrial scale. It is certainly the largest and most sophisticated cannabis factory ever found by the NCA. “They were responsible for maintaining and storing drugs and equipment worth over a million pounds, which shows the wider criminal network behind this operation clearly trusted them. “The takedown of this facility will have had a huge impact on the wider organised crime group, depriving them of potentially millions of pounds in profit, which would have been used to fund further criminality and exploitation.

“Our investigation continues.”

June 29 2021

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UK 🇬🇧 (NCA) : three arrests in London in connection with half-tonne Australian cocaine haul shipped from Heathrow

Three people have been arrested by the National Crime Agency as part of a major international investigation into the exportation of cocaine from the UK to Australia.

A woman aged 56 and a man aged 32 were detained by NCA officers at an address in Hanwell, west London on Monday 21 June. Meanwhile at the same time a 31-year-old woman was arrested at a location in Hounslow.

All three were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to export class A drugs, fraud and breaches of the Aviation Security Act.

At the address in Hanwell gold bullion thought to be worth in excess of £250,000 was also seized, along with keys to a safety deposit box containing £60,000 in cash.

The trio were questioned and released under investigation the next day.

The arrests followed a seizure of around 500 kilos of cocaine at Sydney Airport on 15 May.

Australian Border Force officers found the drugs concealed in a consignment described as ‘lift and tailgate parts’ which had been shipped from Heathrow using a UK freight agent.

They estimate the drugs would have had a potential street value of around £84 million.

New South Wales Police Force Organised Crime Squad detectives subsequently arrested three people in connection with their investigation into the importation on 18 May.

NCA investigators have been able to identify a number of other similar shipments made from the UK to Australia using a similar method. These are now under investigation.

NCA Branch Commander Andy Noyes said: “Our investigation is looking at a sophisticated network of criminals able to smuggle large quantities of class A drugs across the globe via air freight.

“Some of those involved appeared to have insider knowledge of freight systems which they exploited. Protecting the safety and security of the UK is a priority for us.

“Working through our overseas network with our partners in Australia and at home in the UK we are determined to do all we can to track down those involved, and our investigation will continue.”

Mark Bishop, Head of Asia Pacific region for NCA International, added: “I’m grateful for the continued cooperation and support of Australian Border Force and the New South Wales Police Force on this investigation.

“This partnership is vital to tackle international serious and organised crime affecting both our countries.”

24 June 2021 

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