Man charged with drug importation – Southampton/Wales

A second man has been charged, following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), working alongside Hampshire Constabulary, Gwent Constabulary, Border Force and the National Crime Agency, with drug importation offences.

Medi Cenmurati, aged 27, of Fenner Brockway Close, Newport, Wales was arrested on Tuesday (22/12) and was charged on Wednesday (23/12) with:
• One count of being concerned in supply of cocaine between 30 November and 5 December

• One count of concealing, disguising, converting, transferring or removing criminal property

• One count of possessing or dealing in goods the importation or exportation of which is prohibited or restricted, with intent to evade any such prohibition or restriction.

The charges are in connection with the search of a container at Southampton Docks by Border Force on Monday 30 November.

Cenmurati appeared at Southampton Magistrates Court on 24 December, where he was remanded, and the next hearing is set for 13 January at Southampton Crown Court.

This arrest follows that of Marius Molla, aged 30 of no fixed abode who was arrested on 4 December in Essex and charged the following day with:
· Being Concerned in the supply of cocaine.
· Importing a controlled drug of class A with intent to evade prohibition/restriction.
· Possessing a firearm.
· Converting criminal property
Molla appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on 7 December, and will also appear at Southampton Crown Court on 13 January.