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...

Further arrests in connection with drugs importation investigation – Hartlepool, County Durham

Officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) have made two further arrests in connection with an ongoing investigation in to the importation of drugs.  A 48-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman, both from Hartlepool, were arrested today (3/11) at an address in the town by SEROCU officers, with assistance from the National Crime Agency and the North East Regional Organised Crime Unit.  The man and woman were both arrested on suspicion of conspiring to...

Three men charged in connection with conspiracy to import drugs -Falmouth, Cornwall

Three men have been charged with conspiracy to import class A drugs into the UK  as part of an investigation by officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) closely supported by law enforcement partners. Edward Duggin, aged 33, of Norris Way, Buntingford, Hertfordshire; Thomas Snell, aged 30, of no fixed abode, and Justine Romaraog of Talfourd Way, Redhill, Surrey, were charged yesterday (15/10). They were all...

Two men plead guilty to cocaine supply conspiracy – Hampshire

Two men have pleaded guilty to their parts in supplying cocaine to people across the country, following an investigation by specialist officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).   Ryan Playford, aged 48, of The Farthings, Warsash, Fareham, pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply a Class A drug – cocaine – conspiring to supply a Class B drug...

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...

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...