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  • Operation ZINC

    Members of an organised crime group who conspired to import two tonnes of cannabis and multiple kilos of cocaine into the UK have been jailed for a total of 83 years and four months

  • RECU operation against Lyndon Hudson

     Crime does not pay!  Criminal ordered to pay back £500,000

  • Haul of assets seized from ATM ram raid gang

    ERSOU have seized assets worth thousands of pounds which are believed to have been bought with the proceeds of a string of ATM ram raids.

  • Operation AMASS

    Four men have been sentenced to 54 years imprisonment  for a violent armed robbery - their actions described by the judge as '.... pre-meditated, cynical, violent and cowardly....'

  • Operation JIBE

    Mortgage fraudster sentenced to 15 months at the Central Criminal Court - The Old Bailey

  • ERSOU supports NCA Human Trafficking Enforcement

    The day of action, which has included officers from the NCA, local police forces, the Gangmasters Licencing Agency, Regional Organised Crime Units (ERSOU) has led to 13 arrests in the Eastern Region

  • ACE team Enforcement

    Phing Woon Pun, 52, has been sent back to prison for 2 years after failing to pay back his ill-gotten gains.

  • Pair jailed for plot to supply heroin worth £300,000

    Two men who plotted to supply heroin worth £300,000 have been jailed for a total of 10 years.

  • Drug dealer sentenced to 10 years!

    Mohammed Arshad Hussein aged 26 was found with more than £69,000 in cash in his car has been jailed for 10 years for drug dealing

  • Operation AMASS

    Ram raid gang jailed for 22 years - (see operation details for video footage showing attacks)

  • Five men have been jailed over 17 and half years for a series of phone frauds

    The group stole more than £40,000 after they tricked 11 people into handing over bank cards and PIN numbers.

  • Operation PURGE

     Nine men sentenced to eighty eight years and seven months in custody following regional operation to tackle supply of Class A drugs with a street value of over £5million

  • Five men charged in connection with Courier Fraud offences

    Three men and two 17 year old males who were arrested on Tuesday 9th December are due to appear in court at Hatfield on Thursday 11th December after being charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.

  • Three charged in Norfolk business fraud investigation

     Three people, including a Norfolk police officer, have been charged with a total of 15 fraud offences by officers from the Eastern Region Specialist Operations Unit (ERSOU)

  • Class A drugs... the true cost

    What does a kg of a class A drug really cost?

  • Operation ALLOW

    Six men sentenced following their involvement in phone scams - men, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud on September 6, have today (Friday, October 17 2014) been sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court.

  • A teenager has been jailed for five years for telephone fraud

    A teenager has been jailed for five years for his part in a telephone fraud in which an elderly man was tricked out of £5,000 saving by thieves posing as police officers.

  • Crime Doesn't Pay!

    An unlicensed Bedfordshire wheel clamper who made over half a million pounds during a six year period has been ordered to re-pay £77,253.74 under the Proceeds of Crime Act following a hearing at Luton Crown Court.

  • Operation LEAP

    Eight sentenced to over sixty five years in custody for money laundering and heroin trafficking.

    (Stock image shows the harsh reality of this drug)



To protect the communities within the Eastern Region from Serious and Organised Crime.


To identify, disrupt and dismantle organised crime groups causing the most harm to the East.


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The areas highlighted in orange indicate the places where ERSOU investigations have impacted - both within and outside the region. (To read more simply click on the highlighted area and the force name to view the operations).

ERSOU's region covers the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk but targeting criminality will see operational teams operating outside this area.

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Read about the latest information, news stories and successes in the fight against organised crime in the Eastern Region.

Tue 25th, Aug

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Mon 03rd, Aug

Man in court on drugs charges after warrant in Enfield

A man has appeared in court charged in connection with a large seizure of suspected class A and B drugs in Enfield.

Tue 28th, Jul

Phone scam gang jailed

A gang of fraudsters who swindled elderly and vulnerable victims out of £177,000 by claiming to be police officers have been jailed for a total of more than 10 years

Sun 26th, Jul


Slavery is not an issue confined to history or an issue that only exists in certain countries - it is something that is still happening today. It is a global problem and the UK is no exception.

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