SPAIN 🇪🇸 (Lanzarote) : Gary Vickery was arrested on Wednesday 20 October at a bar in the town of Yaiza, south of Lanzarote, by officers from the Guardia Civil

A man wanted by the National Crime Agency for his involvement in the supply of class A drugs worth millions of pounds has been arrested in Lanzarote.

Gary Vickery, 38, originally from Dublin, previously admitted to having a leading role in conspiring to import class A and B drugs and money laundering.

In July 2021, he failed to attend court where he was due to be remanded in custody, and at the end of July a warrant was issued for his arrest. He subsequently failed to surrender to the court again at a further hearing in September 2021.

He was arrested on Wednesday 20 October at a bar in the town of Yaiza, south of Lanzarote, by officers from the Guardia Civil as part of a joint operation with the NCA.

Officers evidenced Vickery’s involvement in large scale drug shipments worth over £23 million at UK street value, as well as movements of cash, with two other men – Thomas Kavanagh, 53, from Tamworth and Daniel Canning, 42, originally from Dublin.

Kavanagh and Canning are both in custody awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to conspiring to import class A and B drugs and money laundering. Canning also pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm and ammunition.

NCA Deputy Director Matt Horne said:

“Vickery was given ample opportunity to return to the UK following his guilty plea, but has failed to come back on every occasion.

“We will ensure those who cause harm to the UK though organised crime are held accountable, and this case highlights our tenacity.

“I’d like to thank the NCA officers here in the UK, and our international liaison team in Spain, who have worked closely with colleagues in the Guardia Civil to locate Vickery.”

Vickery is due to appear before a Spanish court this morning and extradition proceedings for his return to the UK are now in progress.

21 October 2021



FRANCE 🇫🇷 (Bordeaux) : deuxième jour tendu au procès de Moufide Bouchibi, le narco-businessman

Le procès a viré au bras de fer procédural entre magistrats et avocats, provoquant neuf suspensions. Moufide Bouchibi jusque-là n’a pas été entendu.

Les avocats ont accusé le tribunal de vouloir juger le prévenu «à marche forcée», les magistrats dénonçant, eux, une obstruction.

Appel de l’acte de renvoi, contestation des écoutes téléphoniques, et du mandat d’arrêt lancé en 2012: les avocats sont encore revenus à la charge jeudi pour torpiller la procédure et tenter de faire annuler le procès, en vain. «Il n’a jamais été informé qu’il était poursuivi et qu’il était en fuite (…) ce procès est impossible, il faut arrêter le massacre», a plaidé Me Thomas Bidnic.

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Nos « Dalloziens » distingués n’aiment pas que les avocats de la défense remettent en cause les procédures. Eux, toujours tellement respectueux des textes qu’ils savent, si nécessaire, s’en affranchir !


En mémoire le magistrat Frederick Arseneault du tribunal Provincial de Barhurst au Nouveau Brunswick qui condamna à perpétuité Marc Fievet, l’agent infiltré de la Dnred de la Douane Française qui avait plaidé coupable à la demande de la Direction générale de la Douane Française, du ministre DSK et de son dircab François Auvigne. Perpétuité obtenue, alors que Fievet n’avait pas d’avocats, et retour en France où l’adaptation de la sentence à Bobigny, prononcée à huis clos, qui devait arranger la situation de Fievet se transforma alors en véritable catastrophe juridico-administrative puisque, non contente de transformer la sentence en 20 ans de taule sans prendre en compte son temps de détention déjà effectué, la substitut du procureur Djemni-Wagner qui obtint 20 ans, conseilla à Fievet de déposer un recours en grâce présidentiel, se lavant les mains à la Ponce-Pilate..

Jean Puons, le directeur de la DNRED, rendit visite à Fievet pour lui dire que l’on allait privilégier le recours en grâce et qu’il ne fallait surtout pas faire appel de la sentence prononcée pour ne pas retarder encore sa libération !

Le DG François Auvigne refusa alors au directeur de la DNRED Jean Puons l’intervention pour obtenir la grâce.

L’ancien directeur de la Direction nationale du renseignement et des enquêtes douanières (DNRED), Jean Henri Hoguet, affirme qu’il n’avait « jamais entendu la DNRED dire que ce dernier avait tenté de faire du trafic pour son propre compte ». Il confirme que plusieurs responsables des douanes sont allés rendre visite à Marc Fiévet en Espagne, puis en Angleterre et au Canada : « On lui a dit de plaider coupable et qu’ensuite on le ferait rapatrier en France pour arranger les affaires », assure le haut fonctionnaire. Cependant, Jean-Henri Hoguet assure qu’il s’est passé ensuite « quelque chose de tout à fait inhabituel » : le nouveau directeur général des douanes, qui ne connaissait pas l’affaire, devait intervenir auprès du ministre des Finances, qui devait lui-même avertir le ministère de la Justice pour tenter d’obtenir — via le parquet — sa remise en liberté. « Une peine symbolique, comme par exemple cinq ans avec sursis », précise l’ex patron de la DNRED. Une promesse faite à l’agent infiltré qui n’a jamais été tenue. La situation a scandalisé M. Hoguet : « Si je suis sorti de ma réserve, c’est que je trouve inadmissible ce qui s’est passé (…). C’est la première fois que je rencontre un tel comportement qui fait que la continuité de l’État n’est pas assurée ou assumée ».




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


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


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.



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



AVISEUR INTERNATIONAL : les toutes dernières « NARCONEWS » via Twitter

DEA 🇺🇸 – DNRED 🇫🇷 – RCMP-GRC 🇨🇦 (opération Dinero) : où la lâcheté du DG François Auvigne de la Douane française se démontre

PARODIE de Justice
En juin 1998, la Justice canadienne…poursuit Carlos Hernandes Rumbaut et…l’acquitta avec l’aide de la GRC/RCMP en octobre !
Parodie de justice à Bathurst-NB Canada!
Le procès de Carlos Miguel Hernandes-Rumbaut, accusé de conspiration dans le but d’importer de la cocaïne au pays, a débuté à Bathurst. L’homme de 53 ans avait été arrêté en 1994, suite à une importante descente policière au large de Shelburne, en Nouvelle-Écosse, qui avait mené à la saisie de cinq tonnes de cocaïne d’une valeur totale de plus d’un milliard de dollars.

Rumbaut est soupçonné d’être une des têtes dirigeantes du groupe qui tentait de faire entrer la drogue au pays. Dix personnes ont déjà été emprisonnées pour leur participation dans ce crime, dont Marc Fievet, qui sert une peine de prison à vie au pénitencier de Springhill, en Nouvelle-Écosse.

Parodie de justice à Bathurst-NB Canada! Dans les quelques 3 000 pages des 70 000 pages du dossier que le gendarme Fournier a donné à Marc Fievet, seules preuves auxquelles il eut accès, il s’avère qu’il n’y avait aucune trace des enregistrements des conversations téléphoniques de Messieurs Claudio Locatelli et Carlos Hernandes Rumbaut en place à Montréal au moment des faits.
Marc Fievet a eu accès au dossier de Jürgen Kirchhoff, le capitaine du Pacifico, et, grâce à sa complaisance, il a pu récupérer les enregistrements de ces trafiquants.

Marc Fievet précise que:

Le mercredi vingt-deux octobre 1997, les gendarmes Degresley et Fournier sont venus me rendre visite au pénitencier de Springhill en Nouvelle Écosse et m’ont rapporté une partie de mon dossier de défense. Le reste sous quinzaine me diront-ils

Le gendarme de la GRC Degresley me demande d’agir sur le capitaine du Pacifico, Jürgen Kirchhoff, détenu dans le même pénitencier que moi pour qu’il supprime son appel. J’accepte, pour que personne ne se méprenne sur mon appartenance à la DNRED.
A ma demande, Jürgen Kirchhoff, le capitaine propriétaire du cargo Pacifico se désistera, pourtant les avocats de Kirchhoff étaient sûrs de faire casser le jugement de la saisie du M/S Pacifico qui étant illégale reste illégale.
La « légalisation » de la saisie du M /V Pacifico en Eaux Internationales n’avait pu intervenir qu’en utilisant la seule jurisprudence créée par la saisie en haute mer du M/V Poseidon, décrétée légale par le juge Devonshire dans le jugement de Mills **.
La GRC a déjà récupéré le montant de la vente du Pacifico, obtenue après dessaisissement du juge Alex Deschenes qui ne voulait pas légaliser cet acte de piraterie.
Pourquoi se compliquer la vie, ici au Canada, comme ailleurs, quand un juge ne veut pas enfreindre la loi, il suffit d’en changer!
Le nouveau juge canadien Roger McIntyre se verra offrir un voyage à Londres pour rencontrer le juge Devonshire pour conforter la décision qu’il doit prendre et demander au juge Devonshire d’ajouter dans le jugement de Mills **, le narco anglais condamné pour la saisie « légale » en haute mer du Poseidon afin que cette dernière soit utilisée comme jurisprudence.
La « pression » qu’il a de la GRC est très forte puisque le fils du juge Roger McIntyre est poursuivi par la GRC pour trafic de stupéfiant.
Pour récompenser la docilité et la soumission de ce juge acceptant la collusion, les poursuites contre le fils du juge McIntyre seront abandonnées.
Le Narco trafiquant Carlos Hernandez-Reumbeaut, toujours incarcéré à Renous, plaide non coupable sur les charges sur lesquelles, moi Marc Fiévet, l’agent infiltré, j’ai dû plaider coupable. Il ne craint plus qu’un seul témoignage: mon témoignage. Les Autorités canadiennes, par le sergent Degresley et le gendarme Fournier, m’informent que Carlos Hernandez-Reumbeaut a émis des menaces de mort sur ma famille si  je me décidais à témoigner contre lui.
Ils utiliseront le service de sécurité de la prison de Springhill, N.S, pour me faire parvenir ces menaces. Ces menaces seront également transmises à l’ambassade de France d’Ottawa, Ambassadeur Loïc Hennekinne * et aux Douanes françaises.
Le consul général de France à Moncton, Monsieur Olivier Arribe me confirme ces menaces et me dit lors d’une visite, que ces menaces ont été prises très au sérieux par les Autorités françaises.
*En 2000, par courrier, le secrétaire général du Quai d’Orsay qu’est devenu Loîck Hennekinne, me dira qu’il n’avait plus souvenir des menaces transmises par les gendarmes canadiens…**Mills: Narco anglais impliqué dans l’affaire Poseidon


Carlos Hernandes Rumbaut acquitté….

Carlos Hernandes Rumbaut, le présumé co-dirigeant d’un complot pour importer 5,5 tonnes de cocaïne au Canada, qui a été acquitté lundi à Bathurst, est en route pour Montréal où Immigration Canada décidera de son sort. L’avocat de Carlos Rumbaut, Scott Fowler, a indiqué à Radio-Canada que les autorités avaient placé son client dans un avion lundi soir à Moncton sans que celui-ci puisse le contacter. L’homme a cependant été pris d’un malaise à bord de l’appareil et les autorités ont dû opter de faire le trajet jusqu’à Montréal en automobile. Rumbaut n’a pas été libéré immédiatement après son acquittement car Immigration Canada affirme qu’il est techniquement au pays illégalement.


Les vraies raisons de cet acquittement !

CIA hand Lucien Conein named head of DEA’s special operations branch.

He created a deep-cover CIA/DEA narcotics op in Miami, code-named Buncin/Deacon, and recruited a staff of 19 – anti-castro contract agents.

Documents released under FOIA to researcher John Hill describe a gentlemen’s agreement between CIA and the justice department to ask for dismissals rather than expose sources or techniques. convicted drug smuggler and bay of pigs vet Carlos Hernandez Rumbaut, continued his trafficking activity through 1976. justice dumped the agreement in 1976, but Conein had worked out a « crossover » arrangement whereby DEA would claim that any CIA asset busted for narcotics smuggling was on a deep-cover DEA assignment. none of CIA’s cubans were prosecuted for drug smuggling. 27 u.s. prosecutions of latin america drug cases and two other major cases had to be dropped because of CIA’s domestic involvement.


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.


John Neilson custody image

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.


drug dealing crime group custody images

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.


Custody image of Miodrag Ivankovic

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.


NCA stock image of officers in branded jackets

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.


Cash laid out on the floor

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.


Drugs in packages on floor

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.


National Crime Agency logo appearing on the front of a black car.

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.

FRANCE 🇫🇷 (Douane française) : a-t-on déjà entendu Jérôme Fournel aborder le cas d’Erwan Guilmin, l’ex DOD de la DNRED ?

Et à la DG de la Douane française, contactée par Marc Fievet, on ne sait que bredouiller…

Alzheimer a frappé grave!


FRANCE 🇫🇷 (Bercy > Douane > DNRED): de l’incompétence professionnelle à la malhonnêteté


FRANCE 🇫🇷 (DNRED de la Douane Française): grandeur et décadence d’une hiérarchie perdue


Où l’on reparle du « SECRET DEFENSE » et des exploits d’Erwan Guilmin et de Jérôme Fournel.

DNRED 🇫🇷(DOD Paris – Douane française): Erwan Guilmin, énarque et administrateur civil, est un menteur


Un peu plus sur Jérôme Fournel

FRANCE (Cour des comptes): les DG de la douane française font voler les millions, pas les avions! 


ALERTE : en Angleterre, les dealers utilisent TikTok et Instagram pour vendre des bonbons au cannabis

« Ces produits comestibles sont conçus pour plaire aux enfants et doivent être une drogue d’introduction pour les enfants qui auraient normalement peur de fumer un spliff ou de prendre une pilule. »

Les « gâteries » dangereuses peuvent avoir des conséquences dévastatrices.



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.

source NCA


ÉCOSSE 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿: les décès liés à la drogue atteignent un niveau record pour la septième année consécutive

La première ministre écossaise, Nicola Sturgeon, a précédemment admis que son gouvernement « avait détourné notre attention » des décès liés à la drogue – et elle a promis 250 millions de livres sterling au cours des cinq prochaines années pour aider à lutter contre la crise.

Les décès liés à la drogue en Écosse ont atteint des niveaux record pour la septième année consécutive, avec 1 339 personnes décédées en 2020.

Il s’agit du plus grand nombre de décès liés à la drogue depuis le début des enregistrements en 1996 et du plus grand nombre de personnes décédées des suites de l’abus de drogues en Europe.

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Par James Matthews, correspondant en Écosse @jamesmatthewsky


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.


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.


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.


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.



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


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



BENIN 🇧🇯 : interceptan 190 kilos de cocaína que habían pasado por Gran Canaria

Han participado la Guardia Civil, el Servicio de Vigilancia Aduanera, el Cuerpo Nacional de Policía y la Agencia Nacional contra el Crimen del Reino Unido.

Las fuerzas de seguridad españolas han interceptado en Benin, con la colaboración de las autoridades de ese país africano, una partida de 190 kilos de cocaína oculta en dos contenedores procedentes de Brasil que habían hecho escala en el puerto de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.



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 



UNITED KINGDOM 🇬🇧 (NCA) : five Brits arrested after a tonne of cocaine seized from sailing yacht

Five British men have been arrested after a tonne of cocaine was discovered on a yacht sailing from the Caribbean to Europe.

Image showing seized cocaine from sailing yacht.Three crew members – aged 46, 70 and 29 – were arrested when their vessel SY Windwhisper was interdicted in the mid-Atlantic by the Spanish Customs Service on the 13 June 2021, as part of a joint investigation between the National Crime Agency and the Spanish National Police.

Two other men linked to the vessel – aged 38 and 41 – were also arrested by Spanish officers in the Costa del Sol.

All five have been remanded in custody on drugs trafficking offences.

The arrests are linked to an ongoing investigation into international drug trafficking that has so far resulted in the arrest of a number of individuals in Spain, and the seizure of 1.6 tonnes of hashish, 45,000 Euros and four sailing vessels.

The British head of the OCG – a former Royal Navy officer living in Sottogrande in Southern Spain – was among those previously arrested.

Known to law enforcement agencies for his links to organised crime groups in the UK and Ukraine, officers believe he trained the crew and ran several companies engaged in buying, selling and renting sailing vessels that were subsequently used to conduct drugs transportations.

Dave Hucker, Head of European Operations for NCA International said: “This is a huge haul of cocaine with an estimated street value of more than £80million. I have no doubt the drugs on board were destined for the streets of the UK, so this seizure is a significant result.

“We know that the criminal trade in drugs is driven by financial gain, and the loss of the profit that would have been made from these drugs will have a major impact on the crime groups involved.

“We continue to work with our international law enforcement partners to identify those responsible for supplying class A drugs to the UK, and will do all we can to disrupt their supply chains”.

Over the last 12 months, the NCA has been involved in the seizure, forfeiting or restraining more than £112m and 145 tonnes of drugs globally.

24 June 2021



FRANCE 🇨🇵 (Surv de la Douane – BSI de Saint Aybert) : jackpot à l’ouverture du coffre d’un véhicule

Le 10 juin dernier, les douaniers de Saint-Aybert (Nord) ont mis la main sur plus de 50 kilos de billets de banque, soit presque un million d’euros.

Le véhicule en provenance de Boulogne se rendait au Luxembourg.

Le flair traditionnel des douaniers ou une bonne info

En ouvrant le coffre du véhicule, les gabelous ont découvert les billets en petite coupures disposées dans trois sacs de sport.  Au total 832.735 livres sterling et 3.500 euros.


FRANCE 🇫🇷 : ce que vous n’apprendrez pas en allant au musée de la Douane française à Bordeaux

UK 🇬🇧 NCA (Port of Dover) : a Polish lorry driver has been arrested after 100kgs of cocaine was found in two spare wheels attached to the underside of his lorry

Image showing seized cocaine hidden in lorry tyre.The 37-year old was stopped at the Port of Dover by Border Force officers on the 5th May 2021 after National Crime Agency (NCA) investigators shared intelligence that the lorry may have drugs on board.

Border Force officers conducted a search of the lorry and discovered the drugs.

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