Man jailed for international cocaine importation plot 

A man convicted of involvement in a plot to import cocaine into the UK has been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment.  Thomas Snell, aged 31, of no fixed abode, was sentenced today (9/6) at Southampton Crown Court.  Snell had pleaded guilty to conspiring to fraudulently avoid the prohibition on the importation of a controlled...

Two arrested for money laundering and controlling prostitution 

A man from Basingstoke and a woman from Isleworth were arrested today (26/5) in connection with an investigation into money laundering and controlling prostitution.  Officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) carried out warrants at properties in Basingstoke and London.  Two people were subsequently arrested and searches at these properties continue.  A...

Man arrested on suspicion of drugs supply offences – Wokingham 

A man has been arrested by specialist officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) in connection with the supply of controlled drugs and money laundering offences.  The man, from Wokingham, was arrested today (26/4) after SEROCU officers executed warrants at two premises in Wokingham, Berkshire, with support from Thames Valley Police...

Three guilty of smuggling people into the UK – Hampshire 

Three men have been convicted of organising crossings across the English Channel to smuggle people into the country.  Stephen Redhead, aged 47, of Horsbridge Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight, and Christopher Barber aged 55, of Landguard Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, have today (4/3) been found guilty by a unanimous jury of conspiring to do...