Covid-19 Pandemic – Fraud & Cybercrime

The public are being urged to follow online safety advice as evidence emerges that criminals are exploiting the Coronavirus online.  Experts from the National Cyber Security Centre have revealed a range of attacks being perpetrated online as cyber criminals seek to exploit COVID-19. Techniques seen since the start of the year include bogus emails...

Man sentenced to prison for assisting an offender

Following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) a man has pleaded guilty to assisting an offender. Lee Berry, aged 34 from Weydon Hill Road, Farnham was sentenced to 8 months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty at the same hearing at Guildford Crown Court on 16 March. Berry financially assisted an...

Man sentenced for immigration offences – Luton, Bedfordshire, Belgium

Following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) assisted by Belgium authorities, a man has been sentenced for immigration offences.  Mustafa Mustafa, aged 33 of Wendover Road, Bedford pleaded guilty to conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration at Luton Crown Court on 24 June 2020.  Yesterday (23/3) Mustafa was sentenced to five years and five months’ imprisonment.  It follows offences in Luton, Bedfordshire and Belgium...

Man convicted for child sex offences – Reading

A 28-year-old man has been convicted for child sex offences following an investigation by Thames Valley Police’s Paedophile Online Investigation Team (POLIT) and South East Regional Crime Unit (SEROCU). Shahmaan Ahmed, of Roman Road, London was found guilty by a jury at Reading Crown Court on Wednesday (3/2) of four counts of arranging or...

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...

Two men from London charged with drug offences

Specialist officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), yesterday (22/12) charged two men with drugs offences following an investigation. The men were charged with the following: Hardev Thind, aged 46 of Heston Avenue, Hounslow was charged with one count of conspiracy to supply class A drugs namely heroin and cocaine; Edwin...