(BIRMINGHAM, U.K) Magistrates Court Report: A man was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a major people smuggling investigation has been charged #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.17: Vietnamese national Ho Sy Quoc, aged 21, of Grove Lane in Handsworth, will appear before Birmingham Magistrates today (14 September) charged with assisting unlawful immigration…..

#AceDailyNews reports on an NCA UPDATE: Smuggling Investigation Report: Vietnamese National has been arrested and charged in connection with people smuggling of illegal immigration: The man is now being questioned on suspicion of assisting illegal immigration to the UK and money laundering offences……

Update: 14 September 2021

The charges relate to the alleged smuggling of Vietnamese migrants into the UK in the backs of lorries in August and September 2020.

13 September 2021

A man who is suspected of being a high-ranking member of a Vietnamese people smuggling network has been arrested as part of a National Crime Agency operation in Birmingham.

suspect being escorted to the police car

The 23-year-old Vietnamese national was held during a raid on a property in the Handsworth area at around six o’clock this morning (Monday 13 September).

He was detained by NCA officers as he attempted to exit the building out of a window onto a flat roof below.

A large quantity of cash, estimated to be around £10,000, was also recovered from the property.

The arrest is the latest phase of an investigation into the smuggling of mainly Vietnamese migrants into the UK in the backs of lorries in August and September 2020.

NCA Branch Operations Manager Paul Boniface said: We are determined to disrupt and dismantle people smuggling networks wherever they are operating: These groups treat people as a commodity to be profited from and are quite happy to put lives at risk in dangerous journeys in the back of trucks or in small boats: Protecting life and preventing exploitation are our priorities, and this investigation continues.”…….The NCA leads the law enforcement response to the organised criminality involved in the trafficking and smuggling of people impacting upon the UK: The agency investigates the highest harm criminal networks, and currently has around 50 ongoing investigations into networks or individuals in the top tier of organised immigration crime or human trafficking.

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

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

#AceNewsReport – Aug.03: Officers searched his truck and cut into a suspicious pallet of boxes and white powder spilled out: Inside the truck was a total of 94kg of cocaine with a street value of £7.5m: Ivankovic’s DNA was on the boxes containing the drugs and he admitted trying to smuggle the Class A: Ivankovic, from Banja Luka, in north Bosnia, was jailed at Canterbury Crown Court yesterday (29 July).

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

Miodrag IVANKOVIC

NCA Branch Commander Martin Grace said: “We and our Border Force partners have taken a significant consignment of cocaine out of the supply chain: The organised crime group behind the plot have lost profits they would have ploughed back into more offending and they have lost a trusted smuggler: Drugs bring misery to UK communities and the NCA will continue to do everything it can to combat the threat.”

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

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(U.K.) NCA/NEU REPORT: A week-long joint operation involving JOINT agencies has led to the capture of six wanted fugitives across the country #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.16: A week-long joint operation involving the National Crime Agency’s International Crime Bureau and the police National Extradition Unit (NEU) has led to the capture of six wanted fugitives across the UK.

#AceDailyNews report on a joint operation NCA & NEU that leads to capture of six fugitives wanted for modern slavery, human trafficking and people smuggling offences overseas and was week of activity that was carried out in conjunction with partners at Interpol and all are waiting extradition ….

Image showing individual being arrested.

It saw NCA and NEU officers work together to track down a number individuals wanted for modern slavery, human trafficking and people smuggling offences in locations across the country.

The first operation took place on Monday 5 July, as officers arrested 31-year-old Romanian national Ionuţ Pătru from Brastavăţu in Romania, at an address in Merridale Road, Wolverhampton.

Pătru was wanted by the authorities in Romania to serve a five year jail sentenced for trafficking a 13-year-old girl for the purposes of sexual exploitation.

The following day husband and wife Cătălin and Mihaela Didilă (aged 44 and 41) were both detained at the address they were living at in Spaines Road, Huddersfield.

Both are wanted in Romania where they are alleged to have been involved in an organised crime group involved in trafficking women and money laundering. In one case they are suspected of tricking a 17-year-old girl to come to the UK, where she was eventually forced into prostitution.

On Wednesday 7 July officers arrested British national Muzafar Sabir Sabah, 36, at his address in Pawel Road, Coventry.

Sabah is wanted by the Hungarian authorities for his role in a plot to smuggle two groups of migrants across the Hungarian-Austrian border in 2016, for which he has been sentenced to three years in prison in his absence.

The same day a separate warrant was executed on Calvert Lane in Hull to arrest Lithuanian national Tomas Žemrieta, 37.

He absconded from custody in Lithuania in 2019 after being jailed for four years for being part of an organised crime group who recruited people in Lithuania and trafficked them to the UK for the purposes of labour exploitation.

On Friday 9 July 54-year-old Bulgarian national Vihren Boychev Ignatov was arrested at his home address in Craven Street, Lincoln.

He is wanted by the authorities in Romania, who say he attempted to smuggle six migrants across the border into Bulgaria in the back of a van in September 2020.

All those detained have now appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court and are the subject of extradition proceedings.

Head of the NCA’s UK International Crime Bureau, Kathryn Clarke, said: This operation has seen the NCA work closely with Interpol and police colleagues at the National Extradition Unit to identify, track down and arrest six people wanted for serious offences overseas, living here in the UK: They thought they were out of reach but they were wrong, and as result of these arrests the British public are safer: But there is an important message to send out here and that is that the UK is not a safe haven for overseas fugitives or people involved in trans-national organised crime: We are determined to make sure wanted criminals spend their lives looking over their shoulder, knowing we are actively seeking to arrest them and return them to face justice.”

15 July 2021

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

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(BIRMINGHAM, U.K) NCA REPORT: Alleged member of ‘chicken run’ drug gang extradited to UK to face justice Friday 10 June: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.13: The last man arrested as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into the alleged importation of cocaine and heroin has been extradited from the Netherlands to face the UK courts.

NCA Report: ‘The Dutch national was brought to the UK officers following the conclusion of his extradition hearings in the Netherlands’

Image showing arrested individual alongside NCA officers.

Dominique Anthony Ventura Da Costa, 36, was detained by Dutch police on a European Arrest Warrant in August 2018.

The gang he is alleged to have been part of was responsible for importing millions of pounds worth of class A drugs into the UK from the Netherlands hidden in loads of chicken in 2016 and 2017. 

On three occasions, heroin and cocaine worth around £5 million was seized hidden in chicken shipments. However NCA investigators, working in partnership with the Dutch police, subsequently identified another 16 importations which they suspect contained drugs, which would have brought the overall street value to around £12 million.

Da Costa is alleged to have been part of the Dutch arm of the operation, where drugs were placed within consignments for shipment to the UK.

He is due to appear before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today (11 June).



NCA Senior Investigating Officer Gary Winch said: “This case shows that there is no hiding place for those attempting to evade UK law enforcement.

“We are determined to track down fugitives, and neither the passage of time or international borders are a barrier to us doing so.

“We are grateful for the assistance of our Dutch partners in this operation, and Da Costa will now go before UK courts.”

Eleven people have previously been convicted in connection with the NCA investigation, with prison sentences totalling around 100 years handed out.

A further individual, Dutch national Shahzad Butt, 33, was extradited to the UK from the Netherlands in December 2020 as part of the same investigation. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import controlled drugs into the UK at Birmingham Crown Court on 16 April 2021 and will be sentenced following the conclusion of Da Costa’s court proceedings.

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

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(BRADFORD, U.K) Court Report: A couple who sexually abused an eight-year-old girl have been sent to prison, after a National Crime Agency investigation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.26: In August 2019 Stanley and Schofield had a video call in which Schofield sexually abused an eight-year-old girl. Stanley took screenshots of the abuse for his gratification after he encouraged and incited Schofield:

Couple jailed for sexually abusing young girl: Robert Stanley, 36, and his partner Danielle Schofield, 34, also fantasised about kidnapping, gagging and keeping a child chained up as their ‘sex slave’.

Stanley and Schofield custody images

The NCA began an investigation in April 2020 after intelligence indicated that Stanley had accessed three Category A (the most serious) child abuse videos.

NCA officers arrested unemployed Stanley, of Feenan Highway, Tilbury, Essex, at Schofield’s home in Centenary Square, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire on 23 April 2020. Stanley was released on conditional bail while the investigation continued.

Forensic examination of Stanley’s mobile phone showed he had sent Schofield a Category B indecent image of a child on 6 May 2019. She was subsequently arrested on 20 May 2020. Schofield was also released on conditional bail while the NCA’s investigation continued.

NCA officers uncovered disturbing conversations between the offenders from 19 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 in which they talked about child abuse, and also discussed alleged previous abuse of the girl and plotted future abuse.

There was evidence that Stanley had four Category B images on his phone including two screenshots he took of the video call where Schofield abused the eight-year-old girl who NCA officers identified and safeguarded.

On 30 September 2020 NCA officers arrested Stanley, in Tilbury and Schofield, in Dewsbury for serious child sexual offences. They were remanded.

At Bradford Crown Court, the duo admitted arranging/facilitating the commission of a child sex offence, sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, taking indecent images of children and distributing indecent images of children.

Today, Stanley was jailed for four-and-a-half years and Schofield for three years and four months. They were also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life and were given sexual harm prevention orders.

NCA Regional Head of Investigations Jacque Beer said: “There is no greater priority for the NCA than protecting children from sexual abuse.

“These were sickening crimes where Stanley and Schofield had disturbing conversations about their fantasies. A particular fantasy of theirs became a reality when Schofield sexually abused a child while they were on a video call.

“The NCA prioritises these cases to safeguard vulnerable children and prosecute offenders.”

Child Protection Charity the Lucy Faithfull Foundation runs the Stop It Now! helpline which offers confidential advice to anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s behaviour towards children.

If you are concerned a crime has been committed against a child contact your local police. For child safety advice visit Thinkuknow.co.uk

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

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

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

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

20 March 2021

Rafiei Custody

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

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

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

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

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

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