(GRT MANCHESTER) Court Report: NCA Operation Venetic Report: Three men who conspired together in plots to supply guns and drugs have admitted a range of offences #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.08: The two men also did business together on Encrochat, the encrypted comms platform taken down in 2020 by international law enforcement.

#AceDailyNews NCA Report: Three men admit raft of firearms, drugs and money laundering offences: Evidence produced by the National Crime Agency as part of Operation Venetic – the UK’s law enforcement response to #EncroChat – showed Salmon, who lived in Manchester city centre’s Northern Quarter, and Fenton, of Threadfold Way, Bolton, Lancs, exchanged firearms and cocaine.

Salmon Francomb Fenton

Salmon, who used the handle Maserati.Rick on the platform communicated with Fenton, known as Rarepalm, to strike various deals.

On 4 April 2020, Fenton asked Salmon if he had “another strap” – slang for gun. Salmon replied he had one with 30 bullets and their conversation indicated Salmon previously supplied him with a firearm for £7,750.

A week later Salmon sent Fenton a list of guns that were available to buy including an Uzi submachine gun and a Skorpion machine pistol. Fenton then sent the list onto his contacts.

Several weeks later in June, Salmon bought a Skorpion firearm and then sold it to Fenton.

In addition to discussing sourcing heroin, Fenton regularly bought cocaine – at around £40,000 a kilo, from Salmon, who was previously convicted of conspiring to supply Class A drugs in 2012.

Fenton used Karl Francomb, 43, to take delivery of the drugs at his home in Cranberry Fold Court, Darwen, Blackburn, Lancs, and hand over the money in exchange.

Salmon and Fenton both also dealt with other criminals.

Between April and June 2020, EncroChat messages showed Salmon dealing heroin, cocaine, mixing agents, ecstasy, ketamine and cannabis. In that period Fenton also offered to deal cocaine at around £40,000 at time to other offenders.

On 13 October 2021 the three men – all unemployed – were arrested.

Inside Salmon’s flat, NCA officers found £25,000 in cash and two Rolex watches worth £45,000 – one alone was worth £35,000.

Fenton – previously sentenced to 10 years in jail for drugs offences – threw his iPhone out of his apartment window but it was recovered by officers who also discovered £60,000 in cash inside the flat.

A small bag of cocaine was also found in Francomb’s home when he was arrested.

The three declined to comment in interview but Salmon broke down and cried when faced with the evidence against him.

Fenton and Francomb previously pleaded guilty to three charges each. Yesterday, at Manchester Crown Court, Salmon also admitted his involvement.

Dean Wallbank, NCA operations manager, said: “These three men are very dangerous offenders who do not care how lethal the commodities they supply are.

“They cared only about making vast sums of money.

“Faced by overwhelming evidence against them they had no option but to plead guilty.

“The NCA works with law enforcement partners at home and abroad to fight firearms and drugs threats, and this case shows how intrinsically linked they are.

“We will continue to do everything we can to protect the public from the harm that individuals such as these cause to society.”

There will be another hearing on 27 January to discuss Salmon’s basis of pleas ahead of sentencing.

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: Jan.08: 2022:

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(LONDON) Isleworth Court Report: Three men have been jailed for a combined 40 years, after being found guilty of plotting a £4.5 million drug smuggling venture #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.01: Operation Venetic & EncroChat Covert operation has by National Crime Agency has uncovered a drug smuggling operation leading to the jailing for combined 40yrs of three smugglers

#AceDailyNews NCA Operation Venetic/EncroChat Report: After conducting a covert investigation into the activities of Mark Youell, 64, from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, conspired along with Alfred Rumbold, aged 65, from Orpington, Kent, and removal driver Brian Wright, 73, from Folkestone, Kent, throughout spring and summer 2020, tracing their movements and recording their conversations three men were jailed for total of 40yrs…

NCA CASE NOTES:

Officers watched as the trio had a series of clandestine meetings as the planned to import class A drugs utilising Rolls Royce-driving Wright’s legitimate removals company.

Covert listening devices deployed by the NCA picked up a conversation at a meeting at a café in Kent in July 2020 where they were heard discussing border controls. Youell told Rumbold and Wright: “We’re gonna hit the jackpot” and that they were going to make “f***ing mega dough”.

Wright carried out a ‘dummy run’, taking his lorry out to The Netherlands. He made a series of notes around border checks and security on his phone as he returned.

The following week Wright made the run for real, collecting the drugs, which had been sealed inside fish tanks.

However, as part of a joint operation involving the NCA and Dutch law enforcement, the truck was raided just outside Utrecht. Wright, who was sleeping inside, was arrested.

Dutch police recovering 20.5 kilos of heroin, 32 kilos of cocaine and three kilos of MDMA, which combined would have had a UK street value of around £4.5 million.

At the same time the NCA arrested Youell and Rumbold at their home addresses, seizing a number of phones including Encrochat and Sky ECC encrypted devices.

Encrochat messages attributed to Rumbold by the NCA as part of Operation Venetic – the UK law enforcement response to the takedown of the platform – showed that he was discussing with numerous criminals the potential to move drugs across Europe using Wright’s firm.

Meeting between Youell, Rumbold and Wright

COURT CASE NOTES:

At trial, both Youell and Rumbold denied drug importation charges, claiming they had only been seeking to smuggle alcohol, cigarettes, tobacco and cannabis.

Meanwhile Wright, who was extradited back to the UK from the Netherlands, denied any knowledge of the drugs, claiming he was just transporting furniture.

However a jury at Isleworth Crown Court didn’t believe them, and found all three men guilty of conspiring to import class A drugs.

A judge at the same court today (26 November) sentenced Youell and Rumbold to 14 years each in jail, while Wright was given a 12 year sentence.

NCA Regional Head of Investigations Peter Stevens said:

” The sentences handed out today demonstrate just how seriously UK courts take drug trafficking offences and I welcome them.

“The class A drugs seized in this investigation would all have ended up in the hands of UK criminal gangs involved in violence and exploitation, and provided a big payday for Youell, Rumbold and Wright. By their own admission, they thought they had ‘hit the jackpot’.

“But they weren’t counting on the tenacity and expertise of the NCA officers who, supported by our Dutch partners, watched their every move – even during the height of the UK’s Covid lockdown.

“I hope others involved in this type of activity take notice – we are determined to do all we can to disrupt and dismantle the organised criminal networks involved in international drugs supply.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Dec.01: 2021:

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(LONDON) Basildon Crown Court Report: Two members of an organised crime group selling cocaine in Essex have been jailed for 18 years #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Dec.01: On 19 November, Russo and Tilbury pleaded guilty to drug offences at Basildon Crown Court.

#AceDailyNews Operation #Venetic Court Report: An organised crime group has been jailed for #Encrochat cocaine plan: Scott Russo and Jack Tilbury, both from Essex, were arrested in December last year after an investigation by the joint National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Service Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).

Cocaine collected from Kent lorry

CASE NOTES:

Officers used data from Operation Venetic, the UK law enforcement response to the takedown of the Encrochat platform, to uncover their discussions of buying, collecting and selling cocaine.

Russo, 31, used the handle ‘sizeablehunter’ and bought a van with Tilbury which contained a hidden compartment to hold up to 30 kilos of cocaine.

Messages showed Tilbury, 26, known as Tubbs, was sent to collect eight kilos of cocaine from a lorry parked in a layby in Snodland, Kent on 11 June 2020.

After this, the pair started to deal cocaine more regularly in the local area and in larger amounts.

OCP officers arrested Tilbury at his home in Essex on 2 December 2020. Two kilos of cocaine were found underneath a cot in Tilbury’s bedroom, alongside smaller amounts prepared for sale, scales and plastic bags.

Russo went on the run but was tracked down and arrested at a hotel in Southend on 10 December. He was found with more than £2,000 in cash.

Andrew Tickner from the Organised Crime Partnership said:

They were sentenced to 9.5 years and 8.5 years respectively today (26 November).

“This investigation has resulted in a crime group supplying significant amounts of class A drugs to the streets of Essex has been wiped out.

“If this criminal enterprise had continued, Russo and Tilbury would have been generating vast profits which would have been used to further fund their criminality.

“This is yet another example of the NCA and Met Police working together to protect the public.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Dec.01: 2021:

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(LONDON) Isleworth Crown Court Report: Three men who plotted to use a removal firm as a front for their drug smuggling operation have been convicted following a National Crime Agency investigation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.23: However, they were unaware that they were the subjects of a covert investigation by the NCA, with officers tracing their movements and recording their conversations.

#AceDailyNews NCA Venetic Court Report: Officers break firm using #EncroChat after a trio were planning to use Trio removal firm as cover for lockdown drug smuggling enterprise: Mark Youell, 64, from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, conspired along with Alfred Rumbold, aged 65, from Orpington, Kent, and removal driver Brian Wright, 73, from Folkestone, Kent, to import around 55 kilos of class A drugs across spring and summer 2020.

Trio in question facing forward.

COURT CASE NOTES:

During the period of the conspiracy, the trio had a series of clandestine meetings with a Merseyside-based organised crime group who wanted to import class A drugs utilising Rolls Royce-driving Wright’s legitimate removals company.

Covert listening devices deployed by the NCA picked up a conversation at a meeting at a café in Kent in July 2020 where they were heard discussing border controls. Youell told Rumbold and Wright:  “We’re gonna hit the jackpot” and that they were going to make “f***ing mega dough”.

The previous day Wright had returned from conducting a ‘dummy run’, taking his lorry out to The Netherlands. He made a series of notes around border checks and security on his phone as he returned.

The following week Wright made the run for real, collecting the drugs, which had been sealed inside fish tanks.

However, as part of a joint operation involving the NCA and Dutch law enforcement, the truck was raided just outside Utrecht. Wright, who was sleeping inside, was arrested. 

The drugs were seized from their hiding place, with Dutch police recovering 20.5 kilos of heroin, 32 kilos of cocaine and three kilos of MDMA. NCA experts say the haul would have had a UK street value of around £4.5 million.

At the same time NCA officers moved in on Youell and Rumbold, arresting them at their home addresses. Phones seized included a number of Encrochat and Sky ECC encrypted devices.

Encrochat messages attributed to Rumbold by the NCA as part of Operation Venetic – the UK law enforcement response to the takedown of the platform – showed that he was discussing with numerous criminals the potential to move drugs across Europe using Wright’s firm.

Both Youell and Rumbold denied drug importation charges, claiming they had only been seeking to smuggle alcohol, cigarettes, tobacco and cannabis.

Wright, following his extradition from the Netherlands, denied any knowledge of the drugs, claiming he was just transporting furniture.

Following a seven-week trial at Isleworth Crown Court, all three men were today (Thursday 19thNovember) found guilty of conspiring to import class A drugs. They will be sentenced on 26th November.

NCA Regional Head of Investigations Peter Stevens said:

“This conspiracy involved a significant amount of drugs which were destined for the streets of the UK, where they would have been distributed by criminal gangs involved in violence and exploitation.

“Through the NCA’s covert investigation into their activities we were able to prove the crime group stood to make huge profits for themselves.

“This investigation also shows the benefit of international co-operation when it comes to stopping drug supply, which is a priority for the NCA. I’m grateful for the support of our Dutch partners in securing these convictions.”

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

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(GRT MANCHESTER) GM Police Report: Detectives are investigating the use of an encrypted network used by serious and organised crime groups have made their 200th arrest since the launch of the operation less than 18 months ago #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.18: In Greater Manchester it’s seen dozens of detectives across our Serious and Organised Crime Group (SOCG) and each of the 10 districts lead numerous investigations into hundreds of high-level suspects….

#AceDailyNews Operation #Venetic UPDATE Report: A nationwide crackdown led by the National Crime Agency (NCA) into the communications platform #EncroChat – is the UK’s biggest ever law enforcement operation with crackdown on Greater Manchester’s organised criminals hits 200 arrests…..

 10:26 16/11/2021

So far, over £2.5million in cash has been seized as well as nearly a dozen firearms, over 1100 rounds of ammunition, over 12 kilos of class A and 25 kilos of class B drugs, and over £300k of assets including luxury jewellery and vehicles.

One of the over 175 warrants executed as part of Operation Venetic so far

This morning (Tuesday 16 November) another kilo of drugs were seized and four people were arrested at addresses across the North West by investigators probing the suspected supply of class A drugs and firearms in the region.

Officers from our Tactical Aid Unit, with support from policing partners at Lancashire and Derbyshire constabularies, executed four strikes before dawn in Hyde, Bacup, and Glossop.

Two 31-year-old men and a 44-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs, and money laundering.

The 31-year-old suspects are also being held on suspicion of possession of firearms and ammunition.

The 44-year-old is additionally being questioned about conspiracy to possess firearms.

A 25-year-old woman was later arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs.

Search specialists at one of the address in Glossop recovered what is believed to be a kilo of amphetamine, which has been taken away for forensic examination.

The action comes as part of a wide-ranging investigation – codenamed Butmir – which had already uncovered information suggesting a total of almost 40 kilos of cocaine was in the possession of an organised crime group.

Detective Inspector Simon Akker, Senior Investigating Officer for today’s action, said:

Following the day’s arrests, a total of 201 people have now been detained by GMP since the launch of Operation Venetic by the NCA in July 2020, and 155 of those have subsequently been charged for a range of drug, firearms and money laundering offences.

” We’ve been working tirelessly ahead of today’s action and we’ve been able to arrest three men we were targeting today with the support of partners from Lancashire and Derbyshire constabularies.

“Searches are on-going at the four addresses we’ve attended and our enquiries there will continue for as long as necessary; we’ve already recovered what we believe to be a kilo of amphetamine from one of the properties.

“Today shows our continued commitment to tackling organised crime and working with law enforcement agencies across the country to ensure we are able to take the action we need to in order to progress our wide-ranging and complex enquiries into investigations like this.”

Detective Superintendent Neil Blackwood, head of SOCG, said:

” This morning’s arrests bring about a significant milestone for us at GMP, as the 200th arrest as part of our Operation Venetic response is indicative of the exhaustive work by hundreds of people across the force during the past 18 months.

“The takedown of EncroChat has provided law enforcement agencies across the UK – and beyond – with a unique opportunity to investigate high-level serious and organised criminality, and ensure suspects are taken into custody to be questioned about what we have found on this encrypted network.

“It’s fair to say the numbers have been staggering and there is no doubt lives have been saved as a result of the action undertaken by ourselves and policing partners across the UK, in partnership with the NCA.

“We’ve taken away millions of pounds in cash, huge quantities of drugs, firearms and assets, and our relentless task does not stop here; we have over 150 people waiting to be tried in court and we are determined to continue ridding Greater Manchester’s streets of those we suspect are involved in the criminal fraternity.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Nov.17: 2021:

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(GRT MANCHESTER) GM Police Report: Six men have been jailed for a total of 133 years after a NCA investigation uncovered their role in the supply of cocaine and a separate plot to torture and rob a Manchester man #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport -Nov.13: Five of the men also conspired to commit a robbery in which they planned to tie up the victims at their home and cut off the ear of one of them.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Six men have been jailed for a total of 133 years for drug dealing crime group who planned to torture an 82-year-old Manchester businessman ……The crime group – some of whom used encrypted messaging service #EncroChat – were all involved in supplying drugs worth almost a quarter of a million pounds…..

Mugshots of the six individuals in question

CASE NOTES:

The NCA captured covert recordings of Gary Betts, 57, of Rye Bank Road, Firswood, Manchester, as he told associates that he had a “nice job” that would be “plenty of dough”……………He was joined by Gerard Boyle, 57, of Eleanor Road, Manchester; brothers Chris and John Sammon, aged 32 and 35, of Moorcroft Drive and Dudley Road, Manchester; and Wayne Simmonds, 39, of Oakwood Road, Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire: The gang believed the victims to be holding a substantial cash sum at their home in Greater Manchester and discussed logistics of the robbery at the office of Boyle – who was the registered director of a plastics recycling firm: Betts was heard to say: “His dad’s an old man and there’s only one kid in the house…You’ve got to give him a f****** slap …you know what I mean? To tell you where the dough is.” ………………..Simmonds, who used the EncroChat handle ‘peskybull’, agreed to carry out the robbery and discussed having a contact who specialised in impersonating police to gain entry to people’s homes………………..Simmonds’ contact had bragged about the emergency blue lights he had fitted to vehicles and was later described by Simmonds during the trial as someone ‘not to be messed with’……………..An EncroChat phone was eventually recovered from Simmonds’ property and another man who was involved in the drug conspiracy, 35-year-old William Skillen, from Long Lane in Warrington, was also found to be an EncroChat user, using the handle ‘savagearrow’…………………Further conversations between the men indicated they were willing to torture victims to acquire the money……………………Betts: “I’d just walk in and I’ll just bang him and just tie him up, and cut his ear off and then tell him…I’ve been down your area and cut people up….Believe me I’ll blowtorch your balls and cut your ear off…Put it this way I know an iron hurts in your chest.”…………………..Betts, Boyle, Simmonds, and the Sammons also discussed drug supply and pricing, including the purchase and sale of around five kilograms of cocaine………………Further searches of both the Manchester business premises where their conversations were recorded, and a property on Sandgate Road, Southampton, linked to Simmonds, led to the discovery of 100 grams of cocaine, drugs paraphernalia including a drugs press and three kilograms of Boric acid…………………….They were arrested on 11 May last year, along with Skillen…………………………….The men appeared before Manchester Crown Court and were found guilty of all charges on 3 August, following a seven-week trial.

NCA Operations Manager Jon Sayers said:

” These men were clearly prepared to inflict shocking levels of violence to achieve their criminal ambitions, which included targeting an elderly man and his family: They used a legitimate business premises to plan their drug dealing and it became apparent that their links to this abhorrent trade, which causes violence and exploitation in our communities, were serious and organised: Simmonds and Skillen also thought using EncroChat would leave them beyond law enforcement’s reach, but they were wrong. We were monitoring the crime group and took action before they could cause any more harm: These sentences show that the NCA, working with partners like the Met Police flying squad and Greater Manchester Police, will relentlessly pursue perpetrators and bring them to justice.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Nov.13: 2021:

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(LIVERPOOL,U.K.) Magistrates Court Report: Two men have been charged as part of a drugs investigation by the Merseyside Organised Crime Partnership #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.12: The suspects and two other people were arrested on Tuesday night at four addresses in Wavertree and Knotty Ash, in Liverpool, and Wallasey, the Wirral, as part of an investigation into the supply of cocaine, heroin and cannabis.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: #OperationVenetic: Two charged in specialist organised crime team drugs investigation

Merseyside OCP

The investigation was part of Operation Venetic – the UK law enforcement response to the takedown of encrypted comms platform #EncroChat.

CASE NOTES:

Significant quantities of suspected heroin, cocaine and cannabis were seized and taken for forensic testing. High value goods were also recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act: Last night Richard Weild, aged 37, of Mount Pleasant Road, Wallasey, was charged with conspiracy to supply heroin, cocaine and cannabis and also possession of criminal property: John Morris, aged 49, of Dalemeadow Road, Knotty Ash, was charged with conspiracy to supply heroin, cocaine and cannabis. The men will appear at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court today: A 38-year-old woman from Wallasey and a 66-year-old man from Knotty Ash were released under investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Lamb of the Merseyside OCP – which comprises Merseyside Police and National Crime Agency officers – said: “Class A drugs cause mayhem and misery: The OCP has removed a significant amount of drugs with this operation and stopped their profits being ploughed back into further offending: Fighting the Class A drugs threat is a key priority for the OCP in its mission to protect the public.”……………The OCP was established to tackle high risk organised crime groups bringing drugs and firearms into the region and is funded by the Home Office.

#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published: Nov.13: 2021:

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(GRT MANCHESTER) City Crown Court Report: A Manchester man who used the encrypted phone network #EncroChat to import cocaine worth £1.6m has pleaded guilty on Tuesday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.11: The NCA investigation found that the device Abdullah had thrown against the wall was crucial, as it was the EncroChat phone he used to arrange the shipment under his Encro handle ‘Tenderpasta’

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Operation Venetic: Drug smuggler convicted over 20 kilo cocaine seizure: Ibraheem Abdullah, 38, was arrested by NCA officers on 17 April 2020 when the 20 kilos of high purity cocaine – hidden in boxes of mobile phone accessories – was seized at a joiners yard in the Middleton area:

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

Ibraheem ABDULLAH

CASE NOTES:

Abdullah (also known as Dwaine George) attempted to escape when he saw NCA and Greater Manchester Police officers, who had just entered the yard in Wade Street: He tried to destroy two mobile phones during the subsequent chase on foot – by throwing one against a wall and dropping another into the nearby Wince Brook – but was arrested minutes later: Electronic scales and a quantity of small plastic bags were recovered during a subsequent search of his home address in Mariman Drive, Manchester…………………..The drugs had been posted from the Netherlands and tests showed that they had a purity of between 70 and 73 per cent. They would have had an estimated street value of £1.6 million once cut. On 7 April 2020, ‘Tenderpasta’ exchanged messages with the EncroChat handle ‘Maxbro’, and identified the joiner’s yard as the best drop off location. He also sent a photo of the location…………………Analysis of billing for numbers used by Abdullah show that around the time of these messages, his phones were using cell masts near the joiners yard………………..Other Encrochat messages with a contact using the handle ‘Flyinghourse’ showed that Abdullah was trying to arrange an onward buyer for the cocaine, with the two individuals agreeing a sale price of £37,500 per kilo.

NCA Operations Manager Helen Murphy said:

Like many other users of EncroChat, Abdullah will have mistakenly thought that he could traffic drugs with impunity………..” The NCA works with partners across the UK to ensure there are no safe spaces for serious and organised criminals, including those who seek to profit from a class A drugs trade which fuels violence and exploitation in our communities.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Nov.11: 2021:

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(LIVERPOOL, U.K.) Merseyside Police Report: Officers have charged a Kirkby man with drugs and firearms offences following an arrest on Monday, 25 October #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.29: 34-year-old John Wayne Cass of William Roberts Avenue, Westvale has now been charged with possession of criminal property; conspiracy to supply cocaine; conspiracy to supply cannabis; and possession of a firearm…..

#AceDailyNews reports on Op.Venetic Report: EncroChat Investigation UPDATE: Kirkby man charged with drugs and firearms offences: At around 9pm, officers on patrol in Whitfield Drive, Kirkby stopped a car in suspicious circumstances. A search was carried out and around £5000 cash was found. A man was taken into custody for questioning….

Cass appeared in court today (Wednesday 27 October) and was remanded into custody to appear at a later date: The investigation forms part of Operation Venetic, the international mobile encryption investigation. ….

Suspect drug or firearm offences where you are? …Contact us via our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ or call 101: You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Oct.29: 2021:

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(LONDON) NCA REPORT: Officers have arrested two men as part of a drugs and money laundering investigation which led to the seizure of more than £1.6m last year #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.19: The suspects – aged 58 and 51 – were arrested yesterday respectively in Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Reddicap Heath, Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham: NCA officers searched a number of business premises across Birmingham in connection with the investigation which emerged from Operation Venetic, the UK’s law enforcement response to the take down of encrypted comms platform EncroChat.

#AceDailyNews reports on an Operation Venetic: UPDATE: Two men arrested in investigation linked to the recovery of £1.6m in cash using the encrypted platform EncroChat ….

CASE NOTES: The arrests follow the seizure of £1,656,040 on 13 June 2020 when officers raided a flat in Kenelm Road, Sutton Coldfield and discovered the cash concealed inside a divan bed: On the same day, officers also recovered two kilos of cocaine. Two men aged 45 were arrested in connection with the offences and remain under investigation: The NCA won a forfeiture order in respect of the case earlier this year resulting in the cash being returned to the public purse: The two suspects who were arrested yesterday (Tuesday) have been questioned in relation to their alleged involvement in money laundering and drugs offences and were released on bail.

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NCA operations manager Rick Mackenzie said: “These arrests are an important development in our investigation: The ability for criminals to benefit from the proceeds of crime is a key driver for organised crime which is why the NCA prioritises disrupting money laundering operations both here in the UK and overseas.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Oct.19: 2021:

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(SPAIN) NCA REPORT: A man wanted by the for his suspected links to firearms and drug supply in the North West has been arrested on Thursday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.09: After his no show at Leeds Magistrates Court, the NCA issued a public appeal and an international warrant for his arrest: Last Thursday [30 September 2021], with the support of the Spanish National Police, he was located and arrested in Madrid, Spain:

#AceDailyNews Update report: Operation Venetic: Leeds man wanted by the NCA arrested in Spain: Clinton Blakey, 36, formerly of Dunstarn Drive in Leeds, failed to attend a court hearing last year after he was charged in relation to a Glock semi-automatic pistol, a Howa bolt-action rifle and 200 rounds of ammunition, seized at a property on Stainbeck Lane, Leeds Blakey’s original arrest followed on from Shepherd’s and was part of Operation Venetic – the UK law enforcement response to the takedown of encrypted communications platform EncroChat…..He appeared before a Spanish Court earlier this week [4 October] where proceedings for his extradition back to the UK began.

CASE NOTES: The firearms & ammunition he is suspected of being linked to were being held by Paul Shepherd, 43, a former professional footballer, who was convicted of possessing the guns and ammunition in June and awaits sentencing: Their arrests triggered a number of others across West Yorkshire, Merseyside and the North East: One of these was Gerard Wignall, 33, from Merseyside, who was sentenced to 16 months in prison after his DNA was found on the rifle in Shepherd’s house: Two further men, Carl O’Flaherty, 36, and Shane Kameka, 40, also from Leeds, were arrested for their involvement: O’Flaherty awaits sentencing and in July Kameka received a five month sentence for his part in arranging transport of the firearms: An additional man from Durham, Darryl Hall, 36, was arrested, charged, and is due to stand trial next year: Blakey was suspected of facilitating the transport of firearms and ammunition from Liverpool to Leeds where they were then stored by Shepherd.

NCA Operations Manager, Nigel Coles, said: Our team in the UK worked closely with our international liaison officer network and Spanish police to track Blakey down, leading to his re-arrest: Illegal firearms are used by criminals to threaten, intimidate, and destroy lives. No matter the lengths we need to go to, we never stop working to bring suspected firearms traffickers to account.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Oct.09: 2021:

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(LIVERPOOL, U.K.) Operation Venetic Report: Police charge a man from GRT Manchester with drug offences and issue details of other people they want to question in connection with their investigation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.28: Anthony Wilson, 41, of Lentworth Drive, Worsley, Greater Manchester, has been charged with Conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin and cannabis: He was remanded to appear at Wirral Magistrates Court this morning, Friday 27th August: The charge comes as part of the Merseyside Police response to Operation Venetic: a national investigation into the use of encrypted mobile devices, commonly referred to as Encrochat.

#AceDailyNews reports on latest on Op Venetic: Greater Manchester man has been charged with Class A and B drugs offences after an #EncroChat Investigation ……

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Op. Venetic – WANTED:

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Detectives are today (Thursday 26 August) issuing images of nine more men who are wanted in connection with drug conspiracy offences, as part of Operation Venetic, the international mobile encryption investigation.

After yesterday’s gallery, we can confirm that extensive enquiries are also ongoing to trace the following men (pictured below and left to right): 

1) 34-year-old Carl Aldridge from Liverpool
2) 34-year-old Lee Malone from Liverpool
3) 34-year-old Stephen Warner from Sefton

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4) 43-year-old Dean Taylor from Huyton
5) 33-year-old Lee McKune from Huyton
6) 34-year-old Dean Nugent from Huyton

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7) 22-year-old Jamie Heron from Liverpool
8) 36-year-old Terence Wilson from Huyton
9) 29-year-old Stephen Zeisz from Huyton

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Detective Sergeant Daniel Pilling, part of the Merseyside Police response to Operation Venetic, said: “As part of the international operation, around 60,000 users of encrochat have been identified worldwide, with about 10,000 of them in the UK – all involved in coordinating and planning the supply and distribution of drugs and weapons, money laundering and other criminal activity: You will have seen many recent court cases involving this massive operation, with more in the pipeline. So far on Merseyside, we have arrested 148 people, 114 of whom have been charged. 37 people have been sentenced to a total of 444 years in prison, which has a massive impact on the criminal landscape of Merseyside and beyond: We’re confident that these nine more men will all face the courts sooner or later, so we’d encourage them or anyone who knows their whereabouts to contact us and stop delaying the inevitable. We’ll continue to issue the faces of any more wanted individuals and use all available lines of enquiry and powers to bring them in: Merseyside and many areas of the UK are safer thanks to this operation, which is making a significant impact in drug supply, which causes misery across our communities. We will continue to target anyone we suspect is involved in serious organised crime and keep the momentum going.”

Contact us via our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ or call 101. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

If you have any information about suspected drug dealing in your area, please contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

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

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(LONDON) Court Report: NCA & MET Police Organised Crime Partnership (OCP) Investigation leads to a drug supplier who used encrypted messaging service #Encrochat to sell cocaine being sentenced to 10 years in prison #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.23: 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….

#AceDailyNews reports that a drug dealer was busted by birthday blunder Under Operation Venetic – the UK law enforcement response to the takedown of the #EncroChat platform – the OCP began investigating a user named ‘Sleekyak’ who was using the service to sell cocaine…..

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.”

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

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(LIVERPOOL, U.K.) Court Report: A 34-year-old man has become the latest in Merseyside to be jailed as part of Operation Venetic – an international operation targeting criminals who used a mobile encryption service to try to evade detection #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.18: Mathew Badibango, of Manorwood Drive, Whiston, was jailed for twelve years at Liverpool Crown Court today (Monday 16 August) after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A and B drugs.

#AceDailyNews reports on update for Operation #Venetic: Whiston man has been jailed for 12 years for drug offences under #EncroChat investigation …..

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So far, the ongoing work of Operation Venetic to unmask drug dealers using encrochat devices has seen more than 140 arrests, 110 charged and 34 people being sentenced to a total of 402 years in prison across Merseyside.

Badibango, used the encrochat handle ‘Bagbangboomboom’ to distribute large quantities of cannabis, cocaine, heroin and amphetamine across Merseyside from his Whiston home.

He was arrested in September last year and later charged.

Investigations continue to recoup ill-gotten gains under the Proceeds of Crime Act, and so far we have recovered £1.8 million in cash, 110kg of cocaine and heroin, and four firearms with ammunition.

Detective Chief Inspector Matthew Smith said: “Today we have seen another sentencing as part of national Operation Venetic, which came about after law enforcement officials in Europe managed to crack the ‘encrochat’ service being used by criminals involved in serious and organised crime to carry out their business.

“Badibango was supplying large amounts of illegal drugs and generating vast profits in doing so. He will now perhaps take time to reflect on the risks he took and the harm he caused, while serving his jail time.

“Our work to track these criminals down and bring down serious and organised criminal groups remain ongoing. To those who we haven’t got to yet, our message is clear … expect the knock at the door.

“Merseyside Police, along with law enforcement agencies across the world, will leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of those people who think they are above the law, and we will continue to target anyone involved in serious organised crime to keep this positive momentum going.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Aug.18: 2021:

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(GRT MANCHESTER) Court Report: Six men have been convicted after a NCA investigation uncovered their role in the supply of cocaine and a separate plot to torture and rob a Manchester man’s home and business #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.07: The group, from Manchester, Warrington and Hertfordshire were all involved in supplying drugs worth almost a quarter of a million pounds…..

#AceDailyNews reports that a drug-dealing-crime-group planned to torture and rob 82-year-old Manchester businessman at his family home Simmonds’ contact, who used the encrypted messaging service #EncroChat and referred to himself as ‘the old Bill’, had bragged to Simmonds about the emergency blue lights he had fitted to vehicles and was later described by Simmonds during the trial as someone ‘not to be messed with’

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William Skillen; Wayne Simmonds; Chris Sammon;
Gerard Boyle; Gary Betts; John Sammon

Five of the men also conspired to commit a robbery that would include threatening to tie up the victims and cut off the ear of one of them.

The NCA captured covert recordings of Gary Betts, 57, of Rye Bank Road, Firswood, Manchester, last year, as he told associates that he had a ‘nice job’ that would be ‘plenty of dough’.

He was joined by Gerard Boyle, 57, of Eleanor Road, Manchester, brothers Chris and John Sammon, ages 32 and 35, of Moorcroft Drive and Dudley Road, Manchester, and Wayne Simmonds, 39, of Oakwood Road, Bricket wood, Hertfordshire.

The gang believed the victims to be holding a substantial cash sum at their home in Greater Manchester and discussed logistics of the robbery at the office of Boyle – who was the registered director of a plastics recycling firm.

Betts was heard to say: “His dad’s an old man and there’s only one kid in the house…”

… You’ve got to give him a f****** slap …..you know what I mean? To tell you where the dough is.”

Wayne Simmonds agreed to carry out the robbery and discussed having a contact who specialised in impersonating police to gain entry to people’s homes.

Further conversations between the men indicated they were willing to torture victims to acquire the money.

Betts: “I’d just walk in and I’ll just bang him and just tie him up, and cut his ear off and then tell him…I’ve been down your area and cut people up….Believe me I’ll blowtorch your balls and cut your ear off…Put it this way I know an iron hurts in your chest.”

Betts, Boyle, Simmons, and the Sammons also discussed drug supply and pricing, including the purchase and sale of around five kilograms of cocaine.

Further searches of both the Manchester business premises where their conversations were recorded and a property on Sandgate Road, Southampton, linked to Simmonds, led to the discovery of 100 grams of cocaine, drugs paraphernalia including a drugs press and 3 kilograms of Boric acid.

They were arrested on 11 May last year along with an additional man in Warrington, William Skillen, 35, from Long Lane, who was also involved in the drug conspiracy.

The men all appeared before Manchester Crown Court and were found guilty of all charges today [3 August 2021] after a seven week trial.

They will be sentenced at the same court on 23 August.

NCA Operations Manager, Jon Sayers, said: “These men were clearly very dangerous, and stated that they were willing to carry out abhorrent acts of violence in pursuit of their aims: “ They used a business premises to freely talk about their drug dealing, where it became apparent that their links to the trade were very much serious and organised: With the support of the Met Police flying squad and Greater Manchester Police, the NCA was able to secure the men’s arrests and obtain the evidence that has led to today’s verdicts: “ Class A drugs are inextricably linked to violence and exploitation in local communities and the NCA, together with partners, uses all of its capability to disrupt the perpetrators and bring them to account.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.07: 2021:

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(LONDON) NCA REPORT: Operation #Venetic Supported by PSNI arrested a man Friday morning at Brookfield Avenue, Banbridge for importing Class A drugs through HSI N.I Haulage firm links #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.03: It is suspected that the man may have played a role in importing class A drugs into the UK from mainland Europe, through his position at a haulage firm based in Armagh.

#AceDailyNews reports that a Northern Ireland man has been arrested as part of NCA investigation after obtaining evidence from Operation #Venetic – the UK’s law enforcement response to the takedown of encrypted communications platform #EncroChat last year…

His arrest is also linked to a number of other arrests throughout the UK in the last twelve months. All those arrested are suspected to have played a role within the same organised crime group: The man was taken to Carlisle police station, where he remains for questioning….

NCA Belfast Branch Commander David Cunningham said: “We continue to work with partners to investigate a number of drug importations that can be linked back to hauliers in Northern Ireland: “ We remain committed to pursuing those involved in the trafficking of illicit drugs whose actions fuel violence and exploitation in our communities: “ Investigations into the actions of this suspected OCG continue.”

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

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(LONDON) Woolwich Crown Court Report: 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 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.27: Investigators from the OCP – a joint National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Service Unit – had been watching the group as they conducted multiple drugs and cash handovers in Gravesend, Kent, in the week prior to their arrests.

#AceDailyNews reports on the Venetic Investigation: Kent woman headed up family-run multi-million cocaine dealership: Nicola Stevens’ illegal business was brought down in April last year when she, along with the five other members of the criminal network, were arrested by the Organised Crime Partnership (OCP) via takedown of EncroChat

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The group conducted their business via the encrypted messaging service EncroChat, which was taken down in July 2020 as part of Operation Venetic – the UK law enforcement response to the takedown of encrypted messaging service, EncroChat: Messages downloaded from their phones showed them arranging meetings to pick up or exchange drugs and money on a daily basis: Upon receiving a message that he was about to be delivered some cash, Coribel AKA ‘Dreamwalker’ replies, “And you want me to take to mum?”, referring to Stevens.

Stevens, 51, coordinated the group’s activity with her son-in-law and second in command, Luke Coribel, 32.

They were supported by three couriers – David Adeniji, 29, Kyle Hills, 32, and Quang Viet Pham, 29.

Her partner, Philip Spence, 52, helped launder the dirty cash.

On 14 April 2020, OCP officers watched Adeniji and Hills meet briefly on Hillingdon Road in Gravesend, before both driving separately the short distance to Coribel’s house on Gatwick Road.

Coribel came out of his house and opened the door to his van for Hills, who then transferred a large box from his own van to Coribel’s.

Officers then moved in and detained Hills but Coribel fled the scene on foot. The box was seized from his van and found to cocaine 20 kilos of cocaine. A further four kilos were found under the floorboards in his house.

Adeniji also attempted to drive away but was stopped and arrested a short time after.

At the same time, Stevens and Spence were arrested at their house on Rochester Road, where officers seized over £200,000 in cash, encrypted phones, a money counting machine and drug dealing paraphernalia.

Coribel handed himself in to a local police station two days later.

Officers arrested Pham a week prior to this, after he was seen picking up a bag of cash from Stevens. He had attempted to hide the bag in a specially constructed concealment in his van disguised as a Honda-branded generator.

A matching concealment was found in Adeniji’s car on the day of his arrest.

In another exchange sent during lockdown, Stevens AKA ‘Avocadovermouth’  tells Adeniji AKA ‘Powerroyal’, “Im going to look on line and buy you all hi viz jackets make you look like workers”.

Following Adeniji’s arrest, Stevens received a message telling her “Stay inside… They got royal (Adeniji).” She replied, “Who, the police?” and is then told, “Yes stay in hide money”.

Investigators were able to evidence that in total, the crime group were involved in the movement of over around 786 kilos of cocaine and £5 million in cash.

The total profit of the drugs sold by the group is believed to be at least £27.5 million.

Yesterday (23/07/2021) at Woolwich Crown Court, a jury found Stevens guilty of Conspiracy to supply cocaine and money laundering. Spence was convicted of money laundering.

They were also both sentenced today to 15 years and nine months respectively.

The other four members of the group had already pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs and money laundering on various dates.

They were each sentenced to between seven and eight years in jail but on 30 April 2021, a judge deemed their sentences too lenient and increased them as follows:

  • Coribel – 8 years 3 months – now sentenced to 13 years
  • Pham – 7 years 2 months – now sentenced to 12 years
  • Adeniji – 8 years 3 months – now sentenced to 13 years
  • Hills – 7 years 6 months – now sentenced to 11 years

John Coles, Head of Specialist Operations at the NCA said: This targeted investigation conducted jointly by the NCA and the Met Police has taken out an entire organised crime group who were responsible for distributing huge amounts of class A drugs throughout London and the home counties: Today’s convictions mean the last remaining members of the group, Stevens and Spence, will join the rest of their criminal family behind bars: Disrupting the organised crime groups responsible for bringing class A drugs into the UK is a priority for the NCA. Cocaine supply causes significant harm to the public through its links to violence and the exploitation of young and vulnerable people: Through our partnership with the Met, we’re able to ensure we’re targeting those higher up the drug supply chain and having a significant impact at a local level.”

Detective Superintendent Simon Moring from the Metropolitan Police Service said: “Tackling violence on the streets of London remains our absolute top priority: This operation has significantly disrupted the activities of an organised crime group intent on importing and distributing Class A drugs across not just London, but the entire of the United Kingdom: There is an undeniable link between drugs and violence on the streets. Many people may believe this level of organised crime has no impact on the day to day lives of the general public, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The drugs distributed by this group would have gone down the chain and ended up being sold on the streets of cities across the country: We will continue to develop and carry out operations of this scale and will continue to identify those involved in serious and organised crime and bring them to justice.”

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

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(LIVERPOOL, U.K.) Merseyside Police Report: On Thursday (15 July) officers arrested four people and seized around 40kg of suspected cocaine in warrants targeting those involved in drug crime and serious violence as part of Operation Venetic #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.16: Officers carried out early morning warrants at six properties in Huyton, and following searches of the addresses quantities of suspected cocaine were seized…..

#AceDailyNews reports Operation #Venetic & takedown of #EncroChat that four people have been arrested and suspected cocaine seized in Huyton warrants as follows below:

A 23-year-old man from Huyton was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to supply.

A 39-year-old female from Huyton was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to supply.

A 30-year-old man from Huyton was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin and cannabis.

A 42-year-old man from Billinge was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin and cannabis.

It is now more than a year since news of Operation #Venetic and the takedown of #Encrochat – a mobile encryption service exploited by criminals involved in serious organised crime across the UK and Europe – became public. Since then we have arrested more than 130 people, charged more than 100 and seen 31 people convicted and jailed for a total of 366 years.

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Detective Inspector Christopher Lowe said: “Those involved in the supply and distribution of dangerous drugs have no regard whatsoever for the misery they cause, which is why proactive activity such as this is vital in disrupting criminal activity and putting individuals involved before the courts: This operation continues apace and we will continue working closely with forces up and down the country, as well as North West Regional Organised Crime Unit and the National Crime Agency, to protect our communities and prevent harmful drugs from reaching vulnerable people in Merseyside: We cannot do this without the help of the public and would urge anyone with information on the supply of drugs or individuals involved in serious and organised crime, to please get in touch, either directly through us or through Crimestoppers, completely anonymously.”

Chief Inspector Duncan Swan said: “Those involved in the supply of drugs are often responsible for violent incidents on our streets in Knowsley. Every time officers disrupt the activity of criminals by arresting suspects and seizing illicit drugs and cash, it removes their ability to cause further harm and to use the misery of others to line their pockets: We will go on do everything in our power to protect our communities because nobody should have to fear that a person living nearby may be involved in drug supply, or that the disputes criminals get involved in will spill out into their street: Every time someone buys drugs from criminals they are fuelling an illicit business that directly impacts the safety of people in our communities. I would urge anyone aware of drug dealing in their area to let us know so that we can take the direct action we have taken today, and improve the quality of life for people right across Merseyside.”
Activity in the Huyton is ongoing today and the public are advised that extra police patrols will be out and about for the foreseeable to ensure your safety.

Anyone with information on drug dealing is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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

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(GRT MANCHESTER) GMP Serious & Organised Crime Unit Report: Officers working with other law enforcement agencies have reached a one year milestone on taking down organised crime groups using EncroChat #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.02: In July 2020, GMP alongside nearly ever law enforcement agency across the UK came together as part of the National Crime Agency led ‘Operation Venetic’ The huge scale operation saw enforcement agencies across the UK join together and share expertise in order to takedown ‘Encrochat’, a highly sophisticated global communication service which allowed organised criminal groups to communication with each other freely.

#AceDailyNews reports that Firearms, ammunition, class A and B drugs and over £2.5 million in cash seized as mammoth GMP operation reaches one year milestone with NCA led Operation Venetic and use of EncroChat network

 15:09 01/07/2021

Codenamed ‘Operation Foam’, the force wide operation has been in constant action for the past twelve months:

Operation foam 1 year

The operation was sparked after EncroChat was cracked by an international law team in May 2020, springing UK’s police forces and agencies across the country into collective and direct action.

GMP’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit launched a series of intricate investigations bringing together 16 teams of officers from across all ten districts of Greater Manchester.

To date, under Operation Foam, GMP has:

• Executed over 175 warrants across Greater Manchester
• Arrested 167 people
• Charged 128 people
• Recovered 10 firearms and over 1100 rounds of ammunition
• Seized approximately 12 kilos of class A and approximately 25 kilos of Class B drugs
• Seized over 2.5 million in cash
• Over £300,000 worth of property including luxury jewellery and vehicles.

Detective Chief Inspector Joe Harrop said: “Operation Foam has been a colossal operation that has brought together teams of specialist officers and detectives from across Greater Manchester Police who have carried out endless hours of meticulous investigative work in order to takedown the encrypted communication platform EncroChat: Over the past 12 months we have carried out countless warrants amounting to 167 arrests and 128 people being subsequently charged. These results are testament to the dedication and determination of all involved and their efforts have been integral in continuing GMP’s commitment to pursuing organised criminals and ensuring justice prevails: There’s no place for organised crime across Greater Manchester and the impact of drugs and criminal activity blights communities and can have serious lasting detrimental impact. GMP is committed to ensuring our communities are protected and safeguarded and Operation Foam will continue at pace to ensure we can fulfil this promise.”

Detective Superintendent Paul Denn from the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU) said: Since the takedown of ‘EncroChat’ twelve months ago, our officers have continued to work together with our six North West police forces, to identify the criminals who were using the encrypted devices to carry out their illegal activity: Tackling serious and organised crime, and those who cause the most harm to our communities in the North West remains our top priority here at the NWROCU, and we will continue use all our specialist tactics to disrupt these dangerous offenders operating across our region: Since last July more than 400 people have been arrested across the North West and more than £16 million pounds in cash and 400kg of Class A and B drugs seized as part of Operation Venetic: I can reassure communities across the North West that we will leave no stone unturned – we will continue to interpret, analyse and share intelligence and data to target and dismantle the most hardened criminals in our region.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.02: 2021:

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(LONDON) NCA REPORT: A 42-year-old man has been jailed for 15 years, after admitting a conspiracy to supply cocaine and launder thousands of pounds following an investigation by the Organised Crime Partnership (OCP) #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.25: The investigation was launched after OCP officers analysed messages shared by Patru on EncroChat – the encrypted messaging platform that was brought down last year as part of Operation Venetic:

#AceDailyNews says ….Officers in Operation #Venetic a key-player in #EncroChat drugs and money laundering conspiracy jailed: Ervin Patru, from Albania, was arrested at his home in Harrow by officers from the OCP – a joint partnership between the NCA & MET in December 2020.

Updated: 23 June 2021

Using the handle ‘veteranbeer’, Patru exchanged 14,000 lines of messages about selling Class A drugs: In the messages Patru displays nervousness over law-enforcement activity and tells associates he was ‘frightened’ into briefly ceasing his communications: Messages were also found linking Patru to a previous OCP arrest, during which an Albanian national was found with 4 kilos of cocaine following a high-speed police chase. The ‘veteranbeer’ alias speaks of 4 ‘packets of ours’ which ‘got seized’ and expresses relief that a ‘fallen’ associate did not ‘talk’ and ‘**** everything up:

Patru was charged on 11 December 2020 with Class A drug supply and money laundering offences and remanded in custody: He pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced yesterday (22/06/2021) at Harrow Crown Court to 15 years in prison:

OCP Operations Manager Matt McMillan said: Disrupting the communications between criminals on digital platforms is a crucial part of preventing illegal drugs from reaching streets in the UK: The apprehensive tone of Patru’s messages indicates the success of our collective efforts to disrupt the trade in class A drugs, which fuels violence and exploitation: This investigation is yet another example of the NCA and Met Police working together to protect the public.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Jun.25: 2021:

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