U.K. 🇬🇧 (Operation Venetic) : £30k a week drugs boss jailed

A drugs boss who boasted he could make £30,000 a week and specialised in adulterating cocaine for organised crime groups across the country has been jailed for 19 years and six months.

Richard Weild, 39, (right) of Mount Pleasant Road, Wallasey, Merseyside, was known for his expertise in bulking out multi-kilo deals of cocaine with ‘brand’ labels stamped into individual blocks

Weild, whose clothing and watch collection was worth at least £70,000, operated on the encrypted communications platform EncroChat under the name Blacklable.

He had more than 50 criminal contacts in his network, including some overseas, and there was evidence he supplied crime groups – including County Lines drugs gangs – across the North West and as far afield as Plymouth and Southampton.

His EncroChat messages indicated that some of these groups utilised Highways Maintenance vehicles and removals trucks as a disguise to move on the roads during lockdown restrictions.

EncroChat was dismantled in 2020, and the National Crime Agency led Operation Venetic, the UK law enforcement response.

The NCA disseminated messages Weild had sent and received on EncroChat between March and June 2020 to the specialist Merseyside Organised Crime Partnership (OCP) – which comprises NCA and Merseyside Police Officers.

They proved that in just those four months Weild adulterated at least 62 kilos of cocaine for other OCGs – charging them £1,500 per kilo. He also supplied at least 14.75 kilos of cocaine, two kilos of heroin and 41.5 kilos of cannabis to his own customers in that time frame.

Evidence showed he also directed couriers to transport at least £800,000 in cash during the same short time period to UK locations.

NCA senior manager Mick Maloney said: « Richard Weild was well-connected and viewed by OCGs as a real asset.

« He made vast amounts of money by happily playing a role in an illegal trade that kills people and destroys lives and communities.

« He’s going to spend a long time in prison, a world away from his flashy lifestyle and the expensive goods he bought from the proceeds of crime.

« The OCP was created to help protect Merseyside from firearms and drugs crime and Weild’s imprisonment is a good result for us all. »

Weild owned the Gas Works Motor Company in Wavertree, Liverpool, and masqueraded under the guise of a legitimate businessman.

It is believed he made well over £1m from around June 2019 to his arrest date in November 2021 by adulterating hundreds of kilos of cocaine for OCGs around the country.

Weild was sentenced on the basis that he admitted supplying five kilos of heroin, 176 kilos of cocaine and 200 kilos of cannabis – although investigators believe he may have supplied hundreds more to his own customers over a number of years.

Netflix blocks of class A drugs

Weild’s EncroChat phone contained nearly 20,000 messages. Examples of him talking about how much money he made include:

« If I carry on making tops [cocaine] for people an get this weed parcel again I’ll have life changing money »

« I looking at the bigger pic mate am getting along great the money coming in thick an fast an not putting myself out there got a easy life »

« I am happy cracking on I can make 30k a week sometimes no hassle »

« I have made so much money of this ye know »

« Wait till you see these jobs I make they look heavy I made 12-15 for these kids in 2-3 weeks … making another 4 into 5 tomo »

« Been making 4 to 5 EV week 7500 cash. For one group … I make em for a good few people mate I can get you any stamp you need »

« I can get use what ever stamp use want get them copied as the same tops your sending so you can mix then in your work think about it »

Weild employed assistant John Morris, 50, to look after a safe house in Dalemeadow Road, Knotty Ash, Liverpool, where Morris lived and where they bulked the Class A.

The pair were arrested on 9 November 2021.

Approximately 20 kilos of Class A and B drugs were seized from the safe house (2.214 kilos cocaine, 3,171 2-CB tablets – a Class A hallucinogen, 35.4g MDMA, 16.75 kilos of cannabis, 1.5 kilos of cannabis resin), along with 22 kilos of adulterants, and paraphernalia used for the large-scale adulteration of cocaine.

Thirteen cars were seized from Weild’s motor business.

A Proceeds of Crime Act investigation into Weild’s wealth is underway.

Judge David Aubrey KC said Weild ran a « highly sophisticated serious organised crime group”, and dealt in “huge” quantities of drugs.

He added that Weild was “leading the good life at the expense of others” with his “trade of misery and destruction”.

Weild pleaded guilty at Liverpool Crown Court in January 2022 to conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin, MDMA, 2-CB, cannabis and transferring criminal property.

Morris admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine, MDMA, 2-CB and possession with intent to supply cannabis. He was jailed for 10 years.

Though Weild pleaded guilty more than a year ago, sentencing hearings were repeatedly adjourned after he sacked numerous defence barristers.

Earlier this year he appeared in court with a revised basis of plea in which he admitted supplying wholesale quantities of cocaine, but minutes later sacked his barrister and said he wished to change his plea to not guilty. Weeks later he reversed this decision again.

17 March 2023




UK 🇬🇧 : NCA investigation sees three jailed over Caribbean Class A drugs route

Three members of an international organised crime group have been sentenced for importing drugs from St Lucia in the Caribbean to the United Kingdom. A National Crime Agency investigation found that Jamaican national Devon Rowe, 43, Gambian national Baboucarr Nyang, 49, and Briton Winston Andrew, 55, conspired to smuggle cocaine through Manchester Airport in Andrew’s suitcases.

On 23 October 2018 Andrew was stopped by Border Force officers who discovered 2.9kg of the Class A drug hidden in the hollow struts of his three suitcases.

Nyang, of Dale Court, Seymour Road, Slough, Berkshire, was waiting for him in the arrivals hall but when officers stopped him he stated he was at the airport to use the toilet.

Outside the airport was Devon Rowe.Custody photos of Devin Rowe Baboucarr Nyang and Winston Andrew

Pictured: Custody photos of Devin Rowe, Baboucarr Nyang and Winston Andrew

Rowe, of Devonport Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London, was the head of organised crime group (OCG).

Andrew, of Long Readings Lane, Slough, had flown to St Lucia approximately four weeks earlier from Gatwick.

During interview, Andrew told NCA investigators he had returned to Manchester and planned to watch a football match,  before travelling back to Slough the following day. 

Andrew and Nyang insisted they didn’t know each other.

However, CCTV footage showed them together at Gatwick Airport on the day Andrew flew to St Lucia. Nyang also phoned Andrew five times on the morning he landed in Manchester.

Officers discovered there had been at least nine other drug importations or attempted importations on flights from St Lucia to Manchester – eight on dates coinciding with Rowe, or both Rowe and Nyang, travelling to the airport.

Analysis of Rowe’s and Nyang’s mobile phone call data revealed evidence of contact with a number of Caribbean phone numbers. 

In total, the evidence revealed conspiracies involving approximately 32kg of cocaine being smuggled. Based on the same purity as the 2.9kg recovered from Andrew’s suitcases, the total street value would have been approximately £1.2m.

Nyang and Rowe’s phones contained images of large amounts of cash (pictured right) and details of money transfers that were sent to the Caribbean via Western Union.

There were also audio messages on the phone arranging money transfers that needed to be sent to St Lucia.  Nyang stated: “It’s for their pocket money and they need to fly out very soon.”

The investigation subsequently linked Rowe and Nyang to a seizure in St Lucia of 5.7kg of cocaine from two couriers on 16 December 2018.  The cocaine was concealed within the hollow struts of the duo’s suitcases. One of the suitcases was the same make and design as Andrew’s suitcase that was seized on the 23 October 2018 at Manchester Airport.  The couriers in St Lucia were due to fly into Manchester Airport. 

Last month Rowe, Andrew and Nyang were all convicted by a jury at Manchester Crown Court of conspiring to import cocaine between June 2018 and  January 2019.

Today, Rowe was jailed for 16 years, Andrew for seven, and Nyang for 13.

NCA operations manager Charles Lee said: “We know that this OCG had smuggled a significant amount of cocaine from St Lucia to the UK.

“Our investigation has taken three key players out of the crime group’s hierarchy and jeopardised their route.

“Drug supply in the UK is immensely corrosive and leads to violence and misery in our communities.

“The Agency leads the UK fight against Class A drugs coming into the country and we will continue working with our partners in policing and UK Border Force to protect the public.”

1 December 2022



UK 🇬🇧 (NCA) : four men arrested over 1.4 tonne seizure of cocaine

A huge consignment of cocaine worth around £140m has been seized and four men arrested in a National Crime Agency investigation. The men were detained in a series of coordinated raids this morning (Tues 29 Nov). Two of the suspects aged 67 and 48, are from Chorley, Lancashire; one 39-year-old is from Bolton, Lancashire, and the fourth is a 40-year-old from Derby in the Midlands.

29 November 2022

Container door open

They were all arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to import cocaine and remain in custody awaiting interview.

NCA officers conducted searches of their homes and a number of business premises in Derby, Chorley and Standish, near Wigan.

In August this year Border Force officers discovered a container at the Port of Felixstowe, Suffolk, containing the huge haul of Class A drugs in 20 kilo sacks.

The discovery sparked the NCA investigation.

Richie Davies NCA Branch Commander said: “This is a massive haul of cocaine with an estimated street value of £140m the NCA has been working intensely to identify and pursue those responsible.

“There’s no doubt these drugs would have been sold on into communities across the UK in such ways as County Lines fuelling further crime and misery.

“Organised crime groups are motivated by money and the deprivation of these drugs knocks a hole in the OCG’s plans and ability to operate.

“We continue to work with partners such as Border Force in our mission to protect the public from the Class A drugs threat.”



FRANCE 🇫🇷 (DG de la douane – DNRED) : lettre ouverte au valet de plume Michel Baron (2 éme rappel)

Michel Baron

Mon cher Michel

Mon cher administrateur des douanes

Mon cher chef du bureau de la politique du dédouanement

Mon cher menteur

Mon cher tartuffe

Relisant tes écrits, j’ai pu constater que tu étais particulièrement performant dans l’art de la rhétorique mensongère.

Le 10 avril 2020, je t’avais écrit une lettre ouverte, que je t’ai envoyée à nouveau le 21 décembre 2021 mais tes nombreuses occupations ne t’ont pas permis de trouver le temps d’y répondre.

Ce 21 septembre 2022, je te la fais à nouveau parvenir, espérant que cette fois-ci, tu n’auras pas l’attitude d’un de tes prédécesseurs Gérard Schoen qui avait préféré s’enfuir en courant lorsque j’avais cherché à le rencontrer.

J’ai mis quelques photos pour te permettre de reconnaitre tes semblables !


Ô, mon cher Michel, mon cher administrateur des douanes, mon cher responsable des affaires juridiques et contentieuses, mon cher menteur, mon cher tartuffe, constater une fois encore tes savantes manœuvres pour dégager la responsabilité de l’administration des douanes ne m’ont permis que de faire un constat, accablant pour toi, comme pour tes prédécesseurs Elizabeth Melscoet, Thomas Charvet et le gredin Erwan Guilmin : vous êtes des menteurs institutionnels !

Erwan Guilmin

Mon cher Michel, mon cher administrateur des douanes, mon cher responsable des affaires juridiques et contentieuses, mon cher menteur, mon cher tartuffe, sais tu que je ne peux accepter cette infamie savamment distillée par tes écris mensongers. Il m’est insupportable de constater qu’après avoir été encensé puis encouragé à infiltrer et infiltrer encore, tu ne souhaitais que flétrir tant de lauriers amassés. Mes actions qu’avec respect toute la hiérarchie de la DNRED admirait, mes informations précises qui tant de fois ont permis des saisies importantes, tant de fois valorisaient un service… aux actions que tu ne connais même pas ! Tu m’as trahi comme tu as trahi l’honneur de la douane tout entière en déformant sciemment l’action que j’ai menée suite aux volontés ministérielles de Michel Charasse.

Gérard Schoen

Mon cher Michel, mon cher administrateur des douanes, mon cher responsable des affaires juridiques et contentieuses, mon cher menteur, mon cher tartuffe, toi qui occupe un haut rang d’administrateur, comment peux tu l’occuper sans honneur? Tu as préféré emprunter les affabulations de tes prédécesseurs pour m’écarter de toutes réparations. Seras-tu un sprinter comme ce faquin de Gérard Schoen si tu me rencontrais ou préférerais-tu jouer les timides méprisants et dédaigneux, comme le fit Corinne Cleostrate, et t’éloigner sans me regarder ?

Corine Cleostrate

Mon cher Michel, mon cher administrateur des douanes, mon cher responsable des affaires juridiques et contentieuses, mon cher menteur, mon cher tartuffe, relire encore que toutes les turpitudes subies ne seraient la résultante que d’une erreur d’appréciation de ma part sur l’engagement de la douane sur lequel j’étais persuadé pouvoir compter, me trouble. En homme d’honneur que je suis, habitué à la parole donnée, il m’était difficile d’imaginer que tant de bassesses pouvait t’habiter.

Thomas Charvet

Mon cher Michel, mon cher administrateur des douanes, mon cher responsable des affaires juridiques et contentieuses, mon cher menteur, mon cher tartuffe, je te croyais honnête et factuel, n’hésitant pas à t’informer avant de m’emballer dans des écrits totalement infondés. Non, tu n’as rien demandé, te permettant alors de tordre le cou à la vérité des faits.

Mon cher Michel, mon cher administrateur des douanes, mon cher responsable des affaires juridiques et contentieuses, mon cher menteur, mon cher tartuffe, merci de transmettre mes meilleures civilités à ton entourage…douanier. »

Marc Fievet

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François Auvigne


UK 🇬🇧 (NCA) : National Crime Agency officers have worked with Border Force to seize more than half a tonne of cocaine at London Gateway port

The seizure was made from a consignment of bananas that had been shipped by boat to the UK from Colombia.

NCA investigators had identified that the consignment was destined for the Netherlands, but it was intercepted on Tuesday 26 July.

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ROYAUME UNI 🇬🇧 (NCA) : une série de raids a été lancée dans le sud-est de l’Angleterre le mardi 19 juillet suite à l’interception à Heathrow de 125 kilos de cocaïne à destination de Sydney, en Australie, le 11 juillet.

La cargaison a été trouvée dans une cache spécialement aménagée dans un générateur diesel. L’opération a permis l’arrestation d’un homme de 29 ans à Wickford, Essex, d’un homme de 43 ans arrêté à Much Hadham, Hertfordshire et d’un homme de 42 ans arrêté à Romford, Essex.

Tous sont soupçonnés de complot en vue d’exporter une drogue contrôlée et sont actuellement interrogés par des agents de la NCA.

Des locaux industriels à Rayleigh, Essex, South Ockenden et Feltham, à l’ouest de Londres, ont également été fouillés. Les agents ont trouvé un générateur avec une cache à l’adresse de South Ockenden, des plantes de cannabis et un certain nombre de véhicules volés. Des bijoux de grande valeur ont également été trouvés à une autre adresse. Les enquêteurs soupçonnent que le groupe criminel s’était spécialisé dans la fabrication de caches dans des générateurs industriels spécialement modifiés pour créer un espace pour planquer des marchandises illicites.

Le commandant de la branche de la NCA, Lydia Bloomfield, a déclaré :  » Notre enquête a ciblé un réseau capable de fournir un service rare et hautement sophistiqué à d’autres groupes criminels organisés. Une expédition de cette quantité de cocaïne du Royaume-Uni vers l’Australie est inhabituelle, mais démontre l’ampleur mondiale du commerce des drogues de classe A – qui provoque violence et intimidation tout au long de sa chaîne d’approvisionnement. Cette opération a été planifiée et réalisée aux côtés de nos partenaires, dont Border Force et la police de la Nouvelle-Galles du Sud. Nous travaillons en étroite collaboration avec des partenaires du monde entier pour lutter contre les menaces du crime organisé. « 



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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.

Mubinar Rahman custody image

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


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.


Grid custody image

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.


Stoica custody image

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.


packages of heroin

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.


Bryan Hughes custody image

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.


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.


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


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.

UK Most Wanted fugitives mugshots

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.



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.



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.



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.



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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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.