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Victims of £22million bitcoin theft investigation urged to come forward

Following Tuesday’s arrests as part of an ongoing investigation into the theft of more than £22million worth of cryptocurrency, the South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit (SW RCCU) is urging potential victims to get in touch.

Six arrests as part of £22million cyber fraud investigation

Warrants have been carried out in Bath, Staverton and the Netherlands as part of today’s operation.

Six arrests and more than £50k seized as part of Gloucester money laundering investigation

The arrests follow warrants at two premises in the city.

Organised crime group sentenced to 57 years in prison

The eight men were convicted last month of conspiracies to supply heroin, cocaine and cannabis – as well as money laundering offences – and have now been sentenced to a total of 57 years in prison.

Organised crime group members convicted of blackmail and drug offences

Our investigation led to nine men being sentenced to more than 70 years for their roles in conspiracies to supply £70,000 worth of cocaine and nearly £500,000 worth of ecstasy.

Eight convicted of ‘commercial scale’ drugs conspiracies

The investigation led to £305,000 worth of drugs and nearly £200,000 worth of cash being seized from properties in south Bristol, the West Midlands and Reading.

Kentucky man jailed following international cyber investigation

The malicious software, LuminosityLink, was purchased by more than 8,500 people in 82 countries worldwide.

Two men jailed after being caught with nearly £500k worth of heroin in Gloucester

The men were arrested in the city in February.

£10k seized from convicted drug dealer who sued prison after release

A convicted drug dealer who won £21,000 in compensation following an accident in the prison where he was serving his sentence has been ordered to hand over nearly half of his pay out.

Nine sentenced for £1 million drugs conspiracy

An organised crime group who flooded Devon and Somerset with more than £1 million of cannabis has been sentenced to more than 27 years in prison.