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Group jailed for 70 years for bringing cocaine and cannabis to Gloucester

News / Thu 14th, Jun

Nine people jailed, £127k worth of drugs and £50k cash seized

Pension fraudster ordered to pay back his own pension payment

News / Fri 08th, Jun

Court ruled his £75k tax free pension payment must go towards his £5.8million confiscation order

Luxury cars, £95k cash and high value goods seized from Bristol men

News / Thu 26th, Apr

Our ACE team has successfully stripped them of cash and assets worth more than £325k.

Fake bomb detector seller James McCormick to serve longer sentence

News / Wed 25th, Apr

The Somerset fraudster behind a fake bomb detector business, James McCormick, received a default sentence of 842 days in prison last Friday (April 20) for failing to forfeit cash and assets worth nearly £8million.

Eight men sentenced for role in £560,000 cannabis farm operation

News / Fri 06th, Apr

Eight men who conspired to produce and sell more than half a million pounds worth of cannabis in Bristol, Gloucester and Cardiff have been sentenced.

Six sentenced for £750k Gloucester-based drugs conspiracy

News / Fri 23rd, Mar

An organised crime group that conspired to sell more than £750,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis on the streets of Gloucester has been sentenced to a total of 46 years and 11 months in prison today (Friday, March 23).

CSE/A Social Media Bulletin - February 2018

cse_blog / Wed 21st, Feb

The CSE Bulletin is a monthly information bulletin to inform both police and partner practitioners working with children of apps that have been involved in CSE cases throughout the month in the South West region.

International action against organised crime group involved in trafficking offences in SW

News / Fri 26th, Aug

Sixteen people have been detained in Romania, following a joint agency operation involving Zephyr, the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU).

Government Urges People in Avon and Somerset to Make #QuickUpdates to Secure Against Cyberattacks

Press Release / Tue 26th, Jul

Over 6 million fraud and cybercrime offences were committed last year (according to ONS figures).

Weekly Cyber Briefing

News / Fri 22nd, Jul

The latest cyber briefing from the RCCU is up!