(HULL,U.K) Crown Court Report: A gang leader who boasted of smuggling dozens of women into the UK using HGVs and small boats has been jailed for 10 years #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.09: But 33-year-old Mohamad, who also used the name Nazar Masefi, was arrested by NCA officers while in the process of arranging an attempt to smuggle up to 21 people across the channel on a small boat in November 2019…..

#AceDailyNews reports that a gang leader who bragged of smuggling more than 100 women into UK has been jailed for 10 years in a covertly obtained recordings by National Crime Agency investigators, Nzar Jabar Mohamad, from Hull, was heard telling criminal associates in Europe that “I brought too many women, I swear to God I can say I brought more than a hundred over.”

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Mohamad appeared at Hull Crown Court on Wednesday, 21 April where he admitted a charge of conspiring to facilitate illegal immigration. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison at the same court on Friday, 8 October: The investigation involved the support of the Belgian authorities, whose enquiries continue.

CASE NOTES: During the conversations, recorded at his home in Waterloo Street prior to his arrest, Mohamad also referred to a £6,500 dinghy he had bought which had gone missing. Migrants were to be charged up to £10,000 each to make the crossing to the UK: In irate exchanges with other crime group members based in France and Belgium, Mohamad demanded the return of the dinghy, motor, fuel and 21 lifejackets or his money back: But the crossing attempt never happened as he was arrested at his home on 15 November and subsequently charged with conspiring to facilitate illegal immigration.

NCA Branch Commander Martin Clarke said: “Heartless criminals like Mohamad prey on the desperation of migrants seeking to cross the channel: The primary motivation of these individuals is financial gain, and they could not care less about the welfare of those on small boats or in the back of lorries: Unfortunately for Mohamad, his cover was blown while he was arranging a dangerous small boat crossing. Our intervention helped protect the welfare of those he was seeking to exploit: Working alongside our partners we are determined to do everything possible to disrupt and dismantle the organised criminals behind this despicable trade.”………Dozens of images of small boat equipment, including outboard motors, were found on Mohamad’s phone when it was searched by NCA investigators.

COURT NOTES: Hull Crown Court heard that the crime group he was part of initially smuggled migrants from Belgium and the Netherlands across the channel in HGVs, but diversified into using inflatable dinghies: Mohamad himself came to the UK illegally in April 2019, hiding behind the wind dam of an HGV cab before claiming asylum. During this period, phone records taken from migrants found in lorries showed a handset which was later linked to Mohamad was being regularly used by people smugglers to arrange illegal crossings: NCA officers showed that Mohamad was in contact with two men acting as agents in the Dunkirk migrant camp for individuals wanting to travel to the UK: In other parts of the covert recordings, Mohamad was heard talking about logistical and financial arrangements for transporting migrants on small boats: He also mentioned sending profits home to his family and displayed an in-depth knowledge of people smuggling methods, including weather patterns, risks and the best pick up points to use.

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

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(EL PASO, Tx.) ICE/HSI REPORT: An area man was arrested Thursday for harboring and transporting more than 100 noncitizens who were driven to various U.S. cities in tractor-trailers #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.06: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) El Paso members of the Border Enforcement Security Taskforce investigated the case with the assistance of the U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) El Paso Sector Integrated Targeting Team (ITT). El Paso Sector USBP agents are embedded with HSI special agents to combine resources and intelligence to identify and arrest human smugglers. The Horizon City (Texas) Police Department also participated in this case.

#AceDailyNews reports that HSI Arrests human smuggler Roberto Benavides, 47, was arrested at his residence in the 14000 block of Warren Belin Drive in Horizon City, Texas. He was a target of an HSI El Paso investigation for more than a year……

“Human smugglers are callous individuals who are driven by greed with total disregard for the health and safety of the people they exploit and endanger,” said Acting Special Agent in Charge Taekuk Cho. “HSI will continue to work tirelessly utilizing our broad authorities alongside our partners to combat smuggling networks responsible for this dangerous and often deadly activity.”

“I am extremely proud of the work our El Paso Sector agents conduct each and every day to disrupt these Transnational Criminal Organizations.” said El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez. “Our seamless partnership with Homeland Security Investigations has allowed for enhanced targeting of this illicit activity. Together, we will continue to succeed in combating these criminal organizations while saving human lives in the El Paso region.”

On Sept. 30, agents also executed two federal search warrants on two area properties used to facilitate human smuggling activity: Agents seized more than $27,000 from both properties, and encountered 37 noncitizens: 23 Hondurans, six Ecuadorans, four Peruvians, two Mexicans, and two El Salvadorans…..

HSI is a directorate of ICE and the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel and finance move: HSI’s workforce of over 10,400 employees consists of more than 7,100 special agents assigned to 220 cities throughout the United States, and 80 overseas locations in 53 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’s largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement….

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Oct.06: 2021:

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(LONDON) MET Specialist Crime Command Report: Thirteen men have been arrested – and 54 men and one male juvenile have been safeguarded – following a joint operation with the Romanian Police #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.29: The investigation was launched by detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command in August 2019 after intelligence highlighted a Romanian organised crime group (OCG) operating between Romania and the UK.

#AceDailyNews says that thirteen people have been arrested in raids by MET officers and the Romania Police simultaneously executed a number of warrants in early morning raids on Tuesday, 28 September, as part of a proactive operation targeting the human trafficking of Romanian citizens to the UK: As enquires continue……

CASE NOTES: Romanian adult nationals have been recruited and trafficked to the Kingsbury area of north London to work on building sites as unskilled labourers: Four warrants were executed in Harrow and Brent. Cash and a firearm were also seized: The males were found housed in multi-occupancy addresses with mattresses covering the whole floor space. Occupants were found sleeping in extremely cramped conditions. They are now receiving support from specialist officers: Eight men have been arrested in London for human trafficking. They have been taken to a north London police station: A further five men were arrested in Romania where gold and around 250,000 Euros were seized from the OCG: Officers have been working in conjunction with the Romanian authorities on this investigation: Four warrants were executed in Harrow and Brent. They were carried out with the assistance of officers from the Taskforce’s Territorial Support Group (TSG) and Romanian Police: Those arrested are aged between 22 and 49 years old. They have been arrested for a variety of offences, including causing another to complete forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking contrary to the modern slavery act 2015.

Detective Constable Dec Wilson, from Central Specialist Crime, said: “These arrests in the UK and abroad are the result of working closely with our partners in Romania for the past 18 months, to identify those involved in the human trafficking and labour exploitation: This Eurojust Joint Investigation Team should serve as a warning to other organised crime networks that the Met is committed to working with international law enforcement to target those committing modern day slavery offences in London: We need the public’s help as they have an important role to play in recognising and reporting modern slavery. If you suspect someone may be a victim of modern slavery, report it. You will always be taken seriously, and protection and support is available: Often those affected do not see themselves as potential victims of labour exploitation and many will have been coerced into this life to make money for an organised crime network: We believe there are victims of modern slavery in every borough across London and the public may encounter them every day, possibly without realising. As well as being exploited for labour, victims have been found working in construction, domestic servitude, agriculture, cannabis factories and in places you use yourself, such as car washes, barbers and nail bars: Victims are often told the police and authorities in the UK are not to be trusted and with limited English the victims are unable to seek help, even if they want to.”

If you suspect that you, or someone you have come into contact with, may be a victim of modern slavery or trafficking and require support, please call The Salvation Army’s 24 hour confidential referral helpline on 0800 808 3733. This is the best way to get support to anyone you suspect might be a victim……………….You can also report a suspicion or seek advice through the Modern Slavery Helpline confidentially on 08000 121 700. This is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year…………….You can also report to the police online or by calling 101, in case of an emergency dial 999. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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

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(LONDON) NCA REPORT: Six men have been charged as part of a major investigation into an organised criminal network alleged to have smuggled hundreds of Iraqi-Kurdish migrants into the UK #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.26: The NCA investigation has been supported by Project Invigor, the UK organised immigration crime taskforce led by the NCA but also including officers from Immigration, Enforcement, Border Force and the CPS. In the UK, Cleveland, Northumbria, Durham, Sussex and the Metropolitan Police have also assisted….

#AceDailyNews reports that six men have been charged with offences smuggling migrants into U.K. ……The group, aged between 27 and 64, were all arrested during a series of raids carried out by the NCA and policing partners in February 2018.

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CASE NOTES: Five of the men are from the north-east of England, the other is from London: They stand accused of being part of a Kurdish network which would use lorries to transport people from France, Belgium and the Netherlands into the UK. A number of HGVs were intercepted on their way: The migrants would be charged between £5,000 and £10,000 for that leg of the journey: The six are due to appear before Newcastle-upon-Tyne Magistrates Court on Thursday (23 September).

NCA regional head of investigation Mark Spoors said: This has been a long and complex investigation, involving partners from across Europe, including law enforcement agencies in France, Belgium and the Netherlands as well as here in the UK: Since the operation which saw the arrests took place we have worked patiently and diligently to build up evidence which has now led to these charges being authorised by the CPS: We remain determined to disrupt and dismantle organised crime networks involved in people smuggling.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Sept.26: 2021:

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(GRT MANCHESTER) JUST IN: GMP Serious & Organised Crime Group Report: Drugs and Weapons Crackdown have been seized in dawn raids by officers at nine addresses on Tuesday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.22: Seven men – aged between 55 and 23 – were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class B drugs: During the warrants, officers recovered £30k cash, 18kilos of class B drugs: The action formed part of Operation Marengo – a proactive operation targeting drug supply across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Northern Ireland: Action taken at nine addresses across Rochdale and Bury this morning…..

#AceDailyNews reports that dawn raids at nine addresses officers carried out dawn raids at Rochdale, Heywood and Bury and made seven arrests seizing drugs, combat weapons and cash on the morning of (21 September 2021)

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14:48 21/09/2021:

Detective Sergeant Louise Ashurst, from GMP’s Serious and Organised Crime Group, said: “Today’s action is a result of months of proactive and investigative work which has led to drugs and the criminal proceeds of those drugs being taken off the streets of Greater Manchester: ” The arrest and seizures are testament and dedication put in by all of the officers involved who are helping to disrupt serious organised crime: ” The detrimental impact of serious organised criminal activity does not just impact those involved but can be felt across communities and GMP is committed to identifying this activity and ensuring those responsible face the appropriate justice: ” As always, we would ask that anyone with information or anyone with concerns to contact us as we work to disrupt serious crime across the region. Intelligence from members of the public continuously helps us with our on-going investigations – no matter how small the information may seem.

“Anyone with information should report it online or by using our LiveChat service at www.gmp.police.uk. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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

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(LIVERPOOL) Crown Court Report: Southport Organised Crime Group: Three more men and one woman was sentenced to a combined 125yrs in jail on Friday for ‘various drugs charges’ #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.12: Detectives in Sefton are welcoming the sentencing of further members of a Southport Organised Crime Group (OCG) as part of a long-running operation, which takes the total sentences handed out to more than 125 years: The three men and one woman were sentenced today (Friday 10 September) at Liverpool Crown Court.

#AceDailyNews reports four more people have been sentenced to a combined 125yrs in prison as part of ‘Southport Organised Crime Group (OCG) drug supply conspiracy following the previous 15 in August who received a combined 110yrs in prison….

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This followed an extensive investigation into the supply of drugs between 2018-2020 in Southport.
 
They are as follows (below and above l-r):

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23-year-old Cara Wilding of Hollins Court, The Larches, Hawarden, North Wales was sentenced to six years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs

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21-year-old Daniel Crompton of no fixed address was sentenced to four years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs 

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23-year-old Lee McChrystal-Cole of Pighue Lane, Wavertree was sentenced to five years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs

Additionally, 25-year-old Brenden Gillam of no fixed address was sentenced to 18 months suspended for two years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class B drugs.

During the investigation, the OCG were identified as conspiring to supply cocaine and cannabis and were subject to a strike day in October 2020, in which warrants were carried out and arrests made.

Three kilos of MDMA and two kilos of amphetamines were recovered at addresses in Bootle and North Wales. Cara Wilding also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in connection with this seizure. 38-year-old Patrick Hill of Hollins Court, The Larches, Hawarden, North Wales pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A and Class B drugs and will be sentenced at a later date.

16 more men were previously sentenced in August to over 110 years in prison from the same investigation.

Southport OCG sentenced to 110 years in prison for drug supply conspiracy

Detectives in Sefton are welcoming the sentencing of 15 members of a Southport Organised Crime Group (OCG) to a total of over 110 years in prison for conspiracy to supply drugs.

The 15 men were sentenced between Monday 2nd August and Wednesday 4th August at Liverpool Crown Court. This followed an extensive investigation into the supply of cocaine and cannabis between 2018-2020 in Southport.

They are as follows (see gallery for images)

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Top line (left to right): Full details are here: https://www.merseyside.police.uk/news/merseyside/news/2021/august/southport-ocg-sentenced-to-110-years-in-prison-for-drug-supply-conspiracy/

On 5 August, 19-year-old Arlie Bailey of Knowsley Road, Southport was also sentenced to two years in prison suspended for two years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class B drugs.

Speaking after the latest sentencings, Detective Inspector Catherine Walsh said: “These further sentencings mark the continuation of a massive investigation which has taken apart an OCG which has caused untold misery to the communities of Southport and beyond. I’m sure all of those who have been affected by their drug supply will share out satisfaction that they have been removed from the streets for the foreseeable future.

“Hopefully those jailed do reflect upon the risks taken, the harm caused, and the punishments handed out, and change their ways.

“We’re determined to act on all information received to make your communities safer from the harm that drug dealing and associated crime does. To that end, information from the public is vital and we will continue to act on all that we receive.

“We will continue to work tirelessly to remove drug dealers from our streets and provide our communities with a safe place to live, work and visit. My message to those engaged in organised crime is clear: we know who you are, we can see where you are operating, and we will come knocking.”

Anyone with information on drug dealing in supply in their community is asked to contact @MerPolCC, call 101 or Crimestoppers UK anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.12: 2021:

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(GRT MANCHESTER) GM Police Report: Two men will appear in court later today charged with a number of offences including supplying drugs and money laundering #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.01: Both men have been remanded in custody to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wed.01: Sept: 2021:

#AceDailyNews reports on ‘Operation Naseby’ that dedicated to GMP operation tackling organised crime in Salford

18:38 31/08/2021

Dylan Whitehead (DoB 18/11/1996) of Regent Square, Salford, has been charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine and heroin, and money laundering.

Joseph Minas (DoB 15/08/2001) of Verdun Road, Eccles, has been charged with possession with intent to supply a psychoactive substance, obstructing a police officer, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and money laundering.

They were arrested on Eccles Old Road on Monday 30 August by officers from GMP’s Transport Unit working in conjunction with officers from Operation Naseby.

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

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(ATHENS) NCA Project Invigor Report: Eight arrested in Greece targets major international people smuggling network intercepted on July.14: 2021: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.23: The operation saw a speedboat intercepted off the island of Lefkada on 14 July as it headed towards Italy, carrying 14 migrants: The vessel attempted to out-run Greek authorities, but was eventually stopped after coastguards fired warning shots. The pilot was arrested after throwing himself into the sea in an attempt to escape, leaving the migrants adrift…

#AceDailyNews reports that 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 in July…

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Shortly afterwards another seven people were arrested as Greek police raided a number of properties in Athens, seizing cash, mobile phones, forged travel documents and another boat: Those arrested included three Iraqi nationals, two Greek nationals, two Ukrainian nationals and one Turkish national. They will all now face charges: The organised crime group is alleged to have charged migrants between five and seven thousand euros to transport them through Greece and then onwards towards Italy: Many would then move up into northern Europe, with some ending up trying to reach the UK: NCA officers, working as part of Project Invigor, played a crucial role in the operation, helping the Hellenic Police identify and locate the OCG’s leaders and providing support to the overall investigation.

Dave Hucker, Regional Head for NCA International, said: Through Project Invigor we are seeking to attack the people smuggling OCGs impacting upon the UK at every step of the route, in source countries, in transit countries like Greece, as well as at the UK border: This operation, which saw us work in partnership with the Greek police, is an example of that in action: There is no doubt that some of the migrants smuggled from Turkey, through Greece and onwards by this OCG would have ended up attempting to enter the UK illegally as well: Those involved in organised immigration crime are ruthless and happy to treat people as a commodity to be profited from. We are determined to do all we can to stop them: Project Invigor is the UK’s organised immigration crime taskforce set up to target the criminal networks behind people smuggling impacting on the UK: Led by the NCA, it also includes Border Force, Immigration Enforcement and the Crown Prosecution Service. Officers work in the UK and internationally.

19 July 2021

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

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(LONDON) NCA REPORT: Seven people have been arrested as part of an operation aimed at dismantling an organised crime group involved in transporting hundreds of Albanian migrants to the UK illegally #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.23: The group are alleged to have had contacts across Europe, in France, Germany the Netherlands and Poland…..

#AceDailyNews reports that seven arrests have been made as NCA dismantles Albanian people smuggling network suspected of bringing hundreds to the UK these were among those detained by NCA officers in a series of raids in south London, Surrey, Oxfordshire and Hartlepool yesterday (20 July) was the alleged ringleader of the people smuggling network, which investigators believe used lorries and hired vans to transport individuals from northern France.

A group of smuggled migrants crouched down in the back of a van with their faces covered.

Over a period of six months between July and December 2020 six such attempts were stopped by Border Force officers carrying out searches of vehicles at the Channel Tunnel terminal in Coquelles, near Calais.

All have subsequently been linked to the OCG under investigation by the NCA.

In one of those attempts, in August last year, two vans were intercepted within half an hour of each other, each carrying ten Albanian migrants.

The drivers of all the stopped vehicles were arrested and investigated by Immigration Enforcement.

In May 2021 two further attempts linked to the network were stopped, as NCA investigators shared intelligence with French and German counterparts which led to vehicles containing migrants being halted by police before they could reach the coast.

In some cases migrants are believed to have paid the OCG between �20,000 and �25,000 to reach the UK. NCA financial investigators have identified numerous bank accounts alleged to belong to the network, each showing tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds in turnover.

All seven arrested today are now being questioned on suspicion of offences including conspiring to facilitate illegal entry to the UK and money laundering.

The operation, which involved around 100 officers, was supported by the Metropolitan Police and Immigration Enforcement. Approximately �30,000 cash was also detained.

NCA Branch Commander Richard Harrison said: We believe these arrests will have significantly disrupted an organised criminal network responsible for smuggling potentially hundreds of people into the UK illegally: The network claimed to provide a top of the range service and charged accordingly, using complicit drivers to transport migrants in hired vehicles: This activity represented a significant threat to both the safety of the migrants involved and the security of UK border controls.”

NCA Deputy Director Andrea Wilson added: This operation shows that people smugglers are right at the top of the NCA’s target list: It is a form of criminality that sees people exploited for profit by criminals who have no regard for human life: Those involved in organised immigration crime should know that our officers are working day and night with partners in the UK and abroad to find them, disrupt and dismantle their business models and bring them to justice: I also have a message today for drivers, commercial or otherwise, who would consider assisting these organised criminal networks by transporting migrants on their behalf.

21 July 2021

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

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(LONDON) NCA REPORT: An Afghan national suspected of being one of the leaders of an international people smuggling network has been arrested #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.16: Jabarkhel is suspected of being a high-ranking member of a significant Afghan organised crime group involved in transporting migrants from northern France and Belgium into the UK in the back of lorries.

#AceDailyNews reports that suspected head of international people smuggling network arrested by the NCA: Gul Wali Jabarkhel, aged 32, who was in the UK illegally, was detained by officers in Colindale on the evening of Thursday 8 July.

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The group had contacts with other OCGs based in Belgium, and planned to use complicit lorry drivers to smuggle migrants across the Channel on a regular basis.

After he was questioned by NCA investigators, Crown Prosecution Service lawyers authorised two charges of conspiracy to facilitate illegal immigration to the UK.

He appeared at Willesden Magistrates court on 10 July and was remanded to custody to appear at Harrow Crown court on 6 August.

NCA Branch Commander Andy Noyes said: This is a significant arrest. Jabarkhel is suspected of running a criminal enterprise which involved migrants being moved across the channel in lorries in dangerous circumstances: Organised immigration crime sees people treated as a commodity to be exploited and profited from, and tackling it is a priority for the NCA: This arrest is another example of the success we are having in targeting those suspected of involvement in people smuggling impacting on the UK. Others engaged in this kind of activity should take note.”

#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:

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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) Southwark Crown Court Report: Members of a London-based organised crime group are facing jail time after being convicted of possessing and supplying handguns and ammunition #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.04: They were found guilty on Friday 28 May following a seven-day trial at Southwark Crown Court:

National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Service surveillance teams watched as Kuts left his home carrying a brown paper bag on 12 October last year, and got into a black BMW 5 Series registered to Mark.

Image showing three convicted men.

Artem Kuts, 39, of the Isle of Dogs, and Oliver Mark, 40, of Stratford, were among four people arrested as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into the supply of firearms.

A third man, Alexander Georgiev (also known as Ernis Piranej), 26, of no fixed abode, who pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing, was seen getting in and out of the same car several times carrying the brown paper bag. He later got into a blue BMW empty handed.

Following this, armed officers descended on the black car and found the bag in the rear passenger footwell. It contained a Russian brand Baikal self-loading pistol and eight rounds of Makarov ammunition. Mark, who was in the driver’s seat, and Kuts, who was in the rear passenger seat, were both arrested for possession of a firearm.

Georgiev was arrested for conspiring to supply a firearm minutes later, as he attempted to flee in the blue car. A fourth person in that car was initially arrested for the same offence but later released. No further action was taken against him. 

Police then searched Kuts’ home on Claire Place and found two more guns and 14 rounds of ammunition of the same type, which had been hidden in the garden. They had been packaged heavily and wedged in the corner between the wall and a garden storage unit.

Jacque Beer, NCA Regional Head of Investigations, said: “The seriousness of gun crime cannot be underestimated. Had we not intercepted these weapons they would have been used to kill, threaten and intimidate others.

“Organised criminals like Kuts, Mark and  Georgiev perpetuate violent crime and are only motivated by financial gain.

“The NCA works tirelessly to stop criminals getting their hands on firearms, and to pursue those who use them to unleash violence and fear in our communities.”

All three are due to be sentenced on 17 June at Southwark Crown Court.

1 June 2021

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Jun.04: 2021:

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(LONDON) NCA REPORT: ALERT: Issued to U.K. Maritme Industry warning them that organised crime groups may target them to obtain small boats for people smugglers #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.05: This has led to a rise in demand for vessels to aid migrant Channel crossings, with demand likely to continue as weather conditions improve through spring and summer:

‘UK law enforcement detected in excess of eight thousand migrant arrivals throughout 2020’

#CoronavirusNewsDesk – NCA Issue a warning to maritime industry over organised crime links to small boats: ‘The alert warns that since global #COVID19 lockdown measures were imposed in March 2020 the number of migrants attempting to enter the UK using small boats has increased significantly’

Seized boats

Organised crime groups are known to target legitimate sellers of vessels and equipment such as outboard motors and life jackets, both in person and online. There are also incidents recorded of boats and equipment being stolen: The NCA have conducted a number of operations targeting those who supply boats to people smugglers, but the Agency is asking those in the industry to report concerns or suspicious activity relating to the purchase of boat equipment:

NCA Head of Organised Immigration Crime Operations, Miles Bonfield, said: “Today we are directly appealing to those within the marine and maritime industries to help us stop those involved in organised people smuggling: “ Crossing the channel in vessels like these is extremely dangerous and life threatening – but the organised crime groups involved don’t care about safety or welfare, they just see migrants as a commodity to be exploited: “ We’re already working closely with a range of partners in the UK and on the continent to target the supply of these vessels, but we are now asking that the UK industry helps us and report any suspicions they may have.”

The NCA alert outlines a number of examples of potentially suspicious activity, including:

  • Cash being used in large sums to make payment;
  • Unusual combination of boats and equipment in one transaction;
  • Enquiries about bulk purchase of equipment i.e. life jackets;
  • Repeat purchasing of boats and/or equipment from the same retailer;
  • Lack of concern about the condition of the boat or equipment being purchased, or an indication that it may not be for the buyers’ use;
  • Customers wanting to complete their transaction and collection as quickly as possible.
  • Online buyers travelling to collect the boat and/or avoiding providing a fixed delivery address.

Lesley Robinson, CEO of British Marine, the trade association for the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, commented: “ We are pleased to be working with the NCA to help raise awareness of this concerning issue and to reduce criminal activity. The NCA plays a key role in supporting the security and safety of the marine industry, and today’s warning about organised crime linked to small boats in particular is ultimately a safety issue and one that British Marine and our members take very seriously.

“The UK leisure marine industry must always play it’s part and I am confident that British Marine members will take the lead in this area and share the warning and ‘red flags’ to be mindful of within their businesses.”

Miles Bonfield added: “ Essentially we want people to follow their gut feeling. They know their industry and their customers well. If they sense something isn’t quite right or seems unusual, then please report it to the charity Crimestoppers, either by phone on 0800 555 111 or online. You will remain anonymous.”

Following a number of attempted thefts boat and marine equipment owners are also being asked to pay particular attention to security guidelines, ensuring vessels and equipment are secured accordingly: They can also assist by being vigilant and reporting any strange activity or behaviour, and ensure thefts are promptly reported, particularly vessels or engines.

Those contacting Crimestoppers with information should quote the alert reference ‘0647-OIC’.
Anyone who lives or works around our coastline, marinas, ports or waterways and witnesses something they believe to be suspicious can always call the police on 101, quoting Project KRAKEN, or visit gov.uk/report-border-crime.

#AceNewsDesk report …Published: May.05: 2021:

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