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.
Warrants have been carried out in Bath, Staverton and the Netherlands as part of today’s operation.
The arrests follow warrants at two premises in the city.
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.
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.
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.
The malicious software, LuminosityLink, was purchased by more than 8,500 people in 82 countries worldwide.
The men were arrested in the city in February.
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.
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.
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