Illegal cigarettes worth thousands found in raids

Illegal cigarettes worth thousands and vehicles linked to criminal gangs have been seized, following police raids across Southampton and Bedford. Specialist officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), in collaboration with Hampshire Constabulary and Bedfordshire Police, assisted in a dedicated operation aimed at tackling the sale of illegal cigarettes and tobacco....

Bedfordshire man charged with immigration offences

Following a South East Regional Organised Crime Unit investigation, a man has been charged with immigration offences. Mustafa Mustafa, aged 31, of Wendover Road, Bedford was charged with conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration on 28 November in connection with the arrangement and movement of non-EU migrants from Belgium. Mustafa appeared at Luton Magistrates Court...