(CANTERBURY, U.K.) Court Report: A motorcyclist who smuggled heroin into the UK in a void hidden in a top box on his bike has been jailed for more than five years after a National Crime Agency investigation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.15: When his motorbike was searched by Border Force officers, a hide was found in the top box on the back of his bike: Two brown taped packages were hidden inside with “TT” stamped on their surface: NCA investigators tested the packages and found them to contain heroin with an estimated street value of £100,000.

#AceDailyNews NCA Report: Motorbike top box hid £100,000 of heroin: Ezekiel Rose, 40, from Pimlico, London, was stopped at the Channel Tunnel control zone in France on his return to the UK on 26 October 2021:

Individual in question facing forwards.

COURT CASE NOTES:

When questioned, Rose claimed he had been to northern Spain to take photographs and view a property: However, investigators established he had not been out of the UK for long enough to have been able to travel to Spain.

Rose claimed in interview that he believed the drugs were “just herbal”. He pleaded guilty to one count of importation of a controlled drug at Canterbury Crown Court on 28 October but claimed he believed the drug was cannabis: This was rejected by the Judge and he was sentenced to five years and two months in prison today.

Mark Howes, Branch Commander at the NCA, said:

” This was a crude attempt to bring class A drugs into the UK.

“Rose had created a backstory to try and fool investigators, packing photography and camping equipment above the hide which we believe was created specifically for smuggling.

“Heroin brings exploitation and violence to the streets and we work closely with partners to target smugglers at the border.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.15: 2022:

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(CANTERBURY, UK.) Court Report: A van driver who attempted to smuggle heroin and cocaine worth £16.5-million by hiding it within catering supplies has been jailed for 10 years #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.10: The van contained boxes of nitrous oxide canisters for the catering industry. However, when searched by Border Force officers, 183 kilos of heroin and cocaine was found concealed inside.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Ross Patrick Deffley, 26, from Solihull, was arrested and a National Crime Agency investigation began when he was stopped at the border in Dover on 21 September 2021.

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NCA investigators subsequently found Deffley’s fingerprints and DNA on multiple packages containing 97 kilos of heroin and 86 kilos of cocaine. An extendable baton was also found inside the cab.

The consignment, which Deffley claimed was for the catering industry, was actually destined for a residential address he could access. Investigators found he had recently set up companies to transport nitrous oxide canisters, in which the drugs were smuggled.

Deffley was convicted of two counts of attempting to import class A drugs on 30 November, and had earlier been convicted of possession of an offensive weapon.

He was sentenced to 10 years in prison at Canterbury Crown Court today (6 January). He will now be subject to a confiscation investigation under the Proceeds of Crime act to identify and seize the cash and goods obtained from his drug smuggling.

NCA Branch Commander Mark Howes said:

“This was an extremely large amount of Class A drugs, with an estimated street value of £16.5 million. The seizure would have been a major blow to the criminal network likely to be behind the attempted importation.

“Organised crime groups involved in drug trafficking are often responsible for violence and exploitation in our communities, so cutting off their international supply lines protects the public from the harm these dangerous drugs can cause.

“Working alongside our partners in Border Force, we continue to work on the frontline against drug smuggling.”

Dave Smith, Regional Director Border Force South East & Europe said:

“Drug supply chains are violent and exploitative, degrading neighbourhoods across our country.

“The sentencing of Ross Deffley this week sends a clear message to anyone considering attempting to smuggle illegal drugs into the country that we remain committed and prepared in tackling drug supply chains.

“Those officers involved in this seizure can be proud of their work in stopping these dangerous drugs from entering our communities.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.10: 2022:

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(LONDON) Canterbury Crown Court Report: 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 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.08: These were tested and found to be cocaine. NCA experts found the drugs had a purity ranging from 61 per cent to 80 per cent and would have had an estimated street value of £2.5 million.

#AceDailyNews Crown Court Report: Driver jailed for attempting to smuggle £2.5 million of cocaine: Ion Cazac, 40, from Romania, was investigated by the National Crime Agency after his vehicle was stopped at Dover Eastern Docks on 22 October: Border Force officials stopped Cazac as it appeared the fuel tank on his vehicle had recently been removed. When the tank was opened, 32 packages were found inside.

Drugs removed from fuel tank

NCA COURT CASE NOTES:

When Cazac was interviewed by NCA officers, he denied all knowledge of the drugs, stating he had picked up a load before receiving a call from another driver asking him to stop at a hotel.

He alleged that when he went to refuel after the stop, the gauge only registered half a tank and he didn’t know why.

NCA investigators found that the vehicle fuel tank had been changed for a larger tank and was not the size in place on the original factory build or customer order.

Cazac then changed his story and pleaded guilty to being involved in the importation of a controlled drug at Canterbury Crown Court on 22 November.

He was sentenced to nine years and nine months in prison at the same court today (3 December).

Mark Howes, Branch Commander at the NCA, said:

” These drugs would have put millions of pounds back into the hands of the criminals who would have invested it back into further criminality.

“The NCA works closely with partners, including Border Force, to find drug smugglers who attempt to bring drugs over our borders to the streets of the UK.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Dec.08: 2021:

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(CANTERBURY, U.K.) Crown Court Report: A Serbian lorry driver has been jailed for nine years after attempting to smuggle 40 kilos of cocaine into the UK hidden amongst a load of bottle tops and paper rolls #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.28: A search by Border Force uncovered the cocaine hidden in plastic wrapped packages which had been placed in boxes on top of the legitimate goods….

#AceDailyNews reports that a lorry-driver jailed for 9yrs on 24/09/2021 in £3.2m cocaine smuggling plot: The National Crime Agency investigated Vladimir Mrdak after the Slovakian-registered lorry he was driving was stopped at the Channel Tunnel terminal in Coquelles, France, on 12 July this year.

Vladimir Mrdak custody image

The drugs would have been worth around £3.2 million if sold on the streets of the UK: Mrdak, 37, of Derventa, Bosnia and Herzegovina, told investigators he did not know how the drugs ended up in the trailer of the lorry: He was subsequently charged with attempting to import class A drugs, which he pleaded guilty to during a hearing at Canterbury Crown Court on on 16 August.

NCA Branch Commander Mark Howes said: “Organised crime groups rely on people like Mrdak to feed supplies of lethal class A drugs to the UK, so this intervention would have dealt them a blow: The trade in cocaine is synonymous with exploitation and violence, and this seizure would have dented the profits of those who poison our communities by distributing it: Our work with partners like Border Force to pursue the organised criminals behind drugs smuggling will never stop.”

Ian Hanson, Director, Europe and International of Border Force, said: “Results like this are a testament to the hard work of Border Force officers and the close relationship with have with our NCA partners: I know that my officers are absolutely committed to preventing the flow of illegal drugs into the UK and disrupting the organised criminal gangs who rely on it: Thanks to their work a significant quantity of cocaine has been prevented from entering the country, and subsequent work with and by the NCA has led to a significant jail term for the man responsible.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Sept.28: 2021:

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(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 the UK has been jailed for 11 years as part of a National Crime Agency investigation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.05: Miodrag Ivankovic, 45, was stopped by Border Force officers on 6 September at the freight controls in Dover after arriving from Calais.

#AceDailyNews reports that a trucker has been sentenced to 11 years behind bars for smuggling cocaine with a street value of £7-million after an NCA Investigation ……

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 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).

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.05: 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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(KENT, U.K) Canterbury Crown Court Report: A Lithuanian lorry driver has been jailed for nine years after attempting to smuggle 24 kilos of cocaine into the UK #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.22: The National Crime Agency launched an investigation after Robertas Trimailovas, aged 46, of Alytus, was stopped at Dover’s Eastern Docks on 5 April this year:

KENT: ‘Lorry driver hid cocaine worth £1m in cab: Border Force officers searched the cab section of the Lithuanian-registered lorry and found the cocaine hidden in three separate spaces in the lining surrounding the driver’s bunk bed’

Robertas TRIMAILOVAS

The drugs would have been worth around £1m if sold on the streets of the UK.

Trimailovas was interviewed by NCA officers and subsequently charged with importing a class A drug. He pleaded guilty at Canterbury Crown Court on 10 May, and was sentenced to nine years at the same court today (14 May).

NCA Dover Branch Commander Martin Grace said: “Drug runners like Trimailovas should be in no doubt about our determination to catch them and bring them to justice.

“Class A drugs bring violence and exploitation to our communities, and working with partners like Border Force we are committed to disrupting the organised crime groups involved.”

Drug packages image

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.22: 2021:

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(CANTERBURY, U.K.) Court Report: A German truck driver has been jailed for 19 years after attempting to bring almost half a tonne of cocaine into the UK hidden in tyres #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.21: Officers from Border Force scanned his lorry and detected an anomaly in the load: Within the trailer unit, they found two shrink wrapped stacks of tyres. When the tyres were cut into, packages of cocaine weighing 470 kilos were found:

The National Crime Agency investigated the German national following the seizure of the drugs at Dover’s Eastern Docks on 18thMarch 2020: ‘Drug trafficker jailed after £37.6 million cocaine seizure: Kawus Rafiei, 57, originally from Shiraz in Iran, was sentenced yesterday (Friday) after being found guilty of attempting to import Class A drugs following a five-day trial at Canterbury Crown Court’

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Rafiei Custody

Rafiei, who had paperwork for two legitimate deliveries on board, produced additional documentation for the tyres which showed they were loaded in the Netherlands and heading to a car fit company in the UK.

But NCA officers were able to show the paperwork had been doctored for the cover load.

NCA forensic experts believe the drugs would have been worth an estimated £37.6 million once cut and sold on the streets of the UK.

NCA Dover Branch Commander Martin Grace said: “This seizure prevented a huge amount of cocaine from coming into the UK, and has landed a corrupt lorry driver in jail: “ The drugs trade leads to violence in our communities, and often it’s the most vulnerable people who suffer the consequences: “ Working with partners like Border Force we are committed to breaking the supply chain, and disrupting the organised crime groups involved.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.21: 2021:

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