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Three sentenced following human trafficking investigation

Three people have been sentenced at Bristol Crown Court today (June 5) following a South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (SW ROCU) investigation into the trafficking of women from Brazil to work in a Cheltenham-based brothel. Mark Viner, 62, was extradited from his villa near Barcelona last December and has been remanded in custody since. …
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Wiltshire woman jailed after importing £1million worth of crystal meth

A woman from Malmesbury has been sentenced to nearly six-and-a-half years in prison today (March 19) after admitting importing £1million worth of class A drug methamphetamine – commonly known as crystal meth – from Mexico.  The drugs were concealed inside plastic toy figures and disguised as coffee beans. Paola Patricia Morrish, 42, from Carnival Close,…
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Cyber team named Industry Champion for work in region’s schools and colleges

Pictured is Protect, Prevent and Prepare Officer Ben Johns (right) receiving the Industry Champion award from NCSC’s Chris Ensor A team’s work to encourage young people across the South West to develop their cyber skills – while ensuring they stay above the law – has earned them the title of Cyber Schools Hub Industry Champion…
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