(CANTERBURY, U.K.) Crown Court Report: Lorry driver pleaded guilty on 19 August and was sentenced to five years and seven months imprisonment for smuggling ketamine worth £2-million in to U.K. #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.23: 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…..

#AceDailyNews reports 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: The National Crime Agency investigated Alessio Giovannetti (36), from Italy, after his HGV was stopped at Dover on 29 May 2021.

Giovannetti in front of a blank wall and facing the camera.

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.

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.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.23: 2021:

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(CANTERBURY,U.K.) Crown Court Report:A truck driver who tried to smuggle almost 100kg of cocaine into U.K. with ‘street-value’ of £7.5-million has been jailed for 11 years as part of a National Crime Agency investigation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.03: 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 with a street value of £7.5m: 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).

#AceDailyNews reports on a trucker who has been jailed for 11-years for smuggling drugs worth more than £7m of cocaine: Miodrag Ivankovic, 45, was stopped by Border Force officers on 6 September at the freight controls in Dover after arriving from Calais.

Miodrag IVANKOVIC

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.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.03: 2021:

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(LONDON) Court Report: 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 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.27: She initially denied having any cash on her, but Border Force officers found the money in vacuum-packed bundles, stuffed inside her five checked in suitcases. Hanlon was arrested for money laundering….

#AceNewsDesk reports that Multi-million cash courier who thought she would be living a “perfect life” sentenced to 34 months in jail after The National Crime Agency’s investigation into Tara Hanlon, age 30 and from Leeds, began in October 2020 after she was stopped from boarding a flight from Heathrow to Dubai.

Cash laid out on the floor

The bundles were covered in coffee, in an apparent attempt to disguise them from being picked up by sniffer dogs.

Tara Hanlon custody picture

NCA investigators were able to trace her travel patterns over the previous months, and found that she had made three other trips in July and August 2020.

Enquiries with the Dubai authorities showed that on each occasion she had declared she was carrying more than a million pounds in cash upon arrival, totalling £3.5 million.

In interviews with NCA officers she admitted being driven to a hotel in London to pick up the cases, and was having her flight and hotel bills paid for.

Text messages found on her phones by NCA investigators indicated she was being paid around £3,000 for each trip.

In messages to a contact she bragged “3 big ones…with this wage and the next my debts go bye”. Other messages also indicated she was looking to recruit other couriers, referring to the job as a “…perfect life a few days in the sun and a few at home.”

Hanlon later admitted money laundering charges, and today (Monday 26 July) a judge at Isleworth Crown Court sentenced her to 34 months in prison.

NCA senior investigating officer Ian Truby

“Hanlon smuggled more than £3.5 million criminal cash out of the UK and was caught red handed with another £2 million. This money undoubtedly came from organised crime.

“Tara Hanlon thought that she was going to be living a jet-set lifestyle, instead she is now serving a prison sentence. I hope her story is a cautionary one for others who would consider doing the same. 

“Stopping the flow of illicit cash is a priority for the NCA and our partners.”

Following the arrest of Hanlon a number of other cash couriers were identified suspected of being linked to the same money laundering network.

In November 2020 Czech national Zdenek Kamaryt, aged 38, from Ceske Budejovice in the Czech Republic, was intercepted as he attempted to board a flight from Heathrow to Dubai. £1.3 million cash was found in his bags, with investigators identifying he had made two previous trips in July and August.

Kamaryt pleaded guilty to money laundering offences and was given a two-year jail sentence on 9 March 2021.

Eight other people were arrested in a series of raids in May 2021 at locations in London, Surrey, West Yorkshire, and Greater Manchester. They were released under investigation while enquiries continue.

TH Cash 2

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.27: 2021:

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(STOCKPORT, U.K) Court Report: A drug smuggler who stashed hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of cocaine among cereal, coffee and baking mixes has been jailed for seven and a half years #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.16: The National Crime Agency launched an investigation after Kemar Livingstone Plummer, 35, from Grimsby, arrived at Manchester Airport on a commercial flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica, on 9 January 2020:

NCA Investigation over smuggling case where a man hid cocaine inside food packages: Plummer’s suitcase was 4kg heavier than it had been when he checked in earlier that morning.

Drugs in package

Upon searching it, Border Force officers uncovered two packets of brownie cake mix, a packet of banana flavoured cereal, a pancake waffle mix, a Jamaican fruit cake mix and a pack of Jamaican gourmet coffee.

A full search of the contents revealed a total of 3.5kg of cocaine hidden within the six food boxes. This quantity would fetch an estimated £122,000 if sold wholesale, or around £277,000 if sold on the UK streets.

Plummer was arrested on suspicion of drug importation offences and remanded in custody.

NCA officers forensically examined Plummer’s mobile phone, finding WhatsApp messages from a contact telling him that they were worried and wouldn’t be able to sleep until they heard that Plummer had successfully retrieved his luggage.

His phone also contained an image of a 10cm thick pile of £10 and £20 notes, which he claimed was from the sale of a car.

On Friday (11th June) Plummer was jailed for seven and a half years at Stockport Magistrates Court after being found guilty of importing cocaine.

D. Pownall, NCA Senior Investigating Officer, said: “Plummer foolishly thought that he could get away with smuggling cocaine into the UK for profit.

“Drug smugglers play a key role in the drug supply chain, aiding organised crime groups in a trade that brings violence and exploitation to our communities. 

“Protecting our borders and preventing drugs from reaching the UK remains a top priority, and we’ll continue to work with key partners like Border Force to ensure such criminal activity is disrupted.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.16: 2021:

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‘ COCAINE WORTH £40 MILLION FOUND IN SHIPMENT OF BANANAS FROM COLUMBIA ‘

#AceNewsServices – UNITED KINGDOM – Dec.02 – Cocaine with a street value of £40m has been found in a shipment of bananas in an operation by UK and Irish authorities Sky News reported. 

The 300kg of the Class A drug was discovered following a search of the cargo vessel Star Stratos at Portsmouth, Hampshire.

It had travelled from Colombia.

Investigations are continuing after Monday’s operation by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and Border Force, who were working with Irish police.

Tom Dowdall, deputy director of the NCA’s border policing command, said: “Working with our law enforcement partners in the UK and Ireland we have successfully prevented a huge quantity of what is likely to be very high purity cocaine reaching our streets.

“This seizure once again demonstrates the international reach of the NCA and the impact we are having on the criminal networks involved in drug trafficking.”

In September, around a tonne of cocaine was seized by Ireland’s Naval Service from the yacht Makayabella around 480km (300 miles) off the south west coast of Ireland in a joint operation with the NCA

Source:

#ANS2014 

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