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Man brought back from Spain as part of human trafficking investigation

A man has been extradited from Spain to the UK today (5 December) to face eight charges as part of a South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SW ROCU) investigation into human trafficking. Mark Viner, 61, was arrested at his home in Sitges, near Barcelona, on October 24 by Spanish police officers accompanied by officers…
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Yate man sentenced to five years for drug dealing

A man arrested last month following a warrant at his home in Yate has been sentenced to five years and four months in prison. Sean Mortell, 39, from Milton Road pleaded guilty at Bristol Crown Court on Monday (4 November) to three offences of possession with intent to supply drugs – cocaine, MDMA and cannabis…
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Two arrests as part of cannabis conspiracy investigation

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to produce cannabis following three warrants in Bristol yesterday (Thursday, 31 October). Officers from the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SW ROCU) carried out warrants on Lichfield Road in St Annes, Glen Park in Eastville and Linden House on Kingswood High Street at midday.  The…
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Four men charged and multi-level cannabis factory dismantled

Four Bristol and South Gloucestershire men have been charged with conspiracy to supply cannabis following an operation last Thursday (October 10) that saw a multi-level cannabis factory in Birkenhead, Merseyside, dismantled and £650k worth of plants seized. Edi Daka, 45 from Dudley Court, Barrs Court, South Gloucestershire; Eno Suma, 34, of Bishopsworth Road, Bedminster Down,…
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Wanted man arrested in Calais after trying to re-enter UK

A man wanted on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cannabis from the West Midlands to Gloucester has been arrested in Calais, brought back to the South West and charged with the offence. Asim Khan, 35, from Fulham Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham appeared at Gloucester Magistrates’ Court today (10 October) and has been remanded in custody. Officers…
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Yate man charged and remanded following drugs warrant

A Yate man has been charged with drugs and money laundering offences after officers carried out a warrant at his home last Thursday (3 October). Cocaine, cannabis bush and thousands of pounds in cash were seized after officers searched his home and vehicle. Sean Mortell, 39, from Milton Road in Yate has been charged with…
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Nail bar workers protected from risk of slavery and trafficking

Three people have been issued with Slavery and Trafficking Risk Orders following a hearing at Bristol Magistrates’ Court last Friday (September 20). Tien Thi Bui, 56, from Westbury; Manh Bui, 29, from Trowbridge; and Linh Bui, 32, from London did not contest the order, which was applied for by the South West Regional Organised Crime…
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Kyle Davies

Gloucester teenager sentenced to 19 years after gun seized and mass shooting plans discovered

A Gloucester teenager convicted in July of attempting to import a gun and ammunition with intent to endanger life has been sentenced to 19 years today (Friday, September 13). Kyle Davies, 19, from Wotton in Gloucester, ordered a handgun and ammunition on the dark web, but the parcel was intercepted at Newark Airport, New York,…
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Maringlen Hysa

Drugs courier found with £29k cash and stash of cocaine jailed

A man found with £29k cash and three quarters of a kilo of cocaine concealed in a ‘sophisticated hide’ in his van has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and ordered to forfeit the money. Albanian national Maringlen Hysa, 32, from Brighton Road in Croydon, was arrested by officers from the…
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Gloucester teenager found guilty of attempting to import a gun and ammunition with intent to endanger life

A Gloucester teenager has been found guilty of attempting to import a gun and ammunition with the intent to endanger life.