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...

Appeal to trace wanted man – Bicester

We are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a man from Oxfordshire wanted in connection with drugs supply offences.  Officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) would like to speak to Charlie Salisbury, from Bicester, Oxfordshire, in connection with an investigation in to a conspiracy to supply a class A drug – cocaine – and money laundering...

Man sentenced for money laundering and drugs offences – South East

A man has been sentenced to two years and eight months’ imprisonment for money laundering and drugs offences, following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).  Steven El-Mandhir, of Woodfield Road, Thames Ditton, Kingston-Upon-Thames, pleaded guilty to four counts of money laundering, possession of a controlled drug of class A – cocaine and failure to comply...

Proceeds of crime cash forfeited – Sussex

A court has ordered the forfeiture of almost £150,000 seized from a passenger at Gatwick Airport, following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU). On 27 September 2018, Mohammed Zainulabdeen, aged 52, from Sri Lanka, was travelling to Sri Lanka when he was stopped and spoken to by Border Force...

Two charged in connection with drugs offences – Hampshire

Officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) have today (8/7) charged two men in connection with drugs supply offences.  Ryan Playford, aged 47, of The Farthings, Warsash, Fareham, was charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, conspiracy to supply cannabis, possessing/purchasing or acquiring prohibited weapons, selling or transferring unauthorised firearms or ammunition and fraud by false representation.   Martyn...

Two arrested in connection with drugs and firearms offences – Hampshire

Specialist officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) have today (7/7) arrested two men from Hampshire in connection with drugs supply offences.  A 53-year-old man from Southampton was arrested in Islington, London, and a 47-year-old man from Fareham was arrested in Weymouth, Dorset, both on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine and conspiracy to supply cannabis.  The 47-year-old was also arrested on suspicion...

Six arrested for drug offences in Hampshire

Six people have been arrested this morning (5/5) as part of an investigation into the supply of class A and class B drugs by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), assisted by Hampshire Constabulary.   This operation is linked to Operation Venetic with SEROCU and the south east police forces continuing to work in partnership with the National Crime Agency...

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...