• FOUR MEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH PHONE SCAMS

     Four men who were arrested on Wednesday, July 9, are due to appear in court today (Friday, July 11) after being charged with conspiracy to defraud by false representation.

  • Drug Traffickers Arrested

     Nine people have been charged with Conspiracy to Supply Class A and B drugs following a year-long operation by the ERSOU (Eastern Region Special Operations Unit)

  • Operation HERALD

    Confiscation order seizing over £1/2 million in cash and assets hits drugs gang where it hurts

  • Operation KNOCK

     The operation targeted a variety of methods that could be used to transport stolen items out of the UK, primarily roll on/roll off ferries and containers

  • Operation QUIZ

    Man sentenced to eleven years in custody following discovery of class A drugs in tyre

  • Class A drugs... the true cost

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

  • 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 UNWIND

    Three men have been sentenced to over four years in custody for money laundering offences following an investigation the by Regional Asset Recovery Team (RART).

  • 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)

  • Operation SCATTER

    Cross-border criminals sentenced


    Three men have been sentenced to a total of six years in prison for carrying out a series of burglaries and other offences across Norfolk.

  • 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 PILLOW

    3 men sentenced to more than 20 years for supplying class A drug cutting agents

  • Operation WATCH

    Seven men have been sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison for their roles in an organised crime group that were involved in the supply of cocaine in Norfolk

    (Photo shows a hydraulic press used to manufacture Cocaine blocks)

  • Operation STOKE

    Over £300,000 has been recovered by the Regional Asset Recovery Team (RART) as part of a confiscation order as a result of Operation STOKE

  • Operation CHISEL

    Interception of containers at East Coast ports recover stolen vehicles and metal

 

OUR VISION

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

OUR MISSION

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

OUR VALUES

Can do, Creative, Supportive

Our Mission

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Criminals arrested

0604

Years Imprisonment

£33,639,000

Drugs Seized

£37,945,846

Assets restrained

£1,639,498

Cash seized

£2,552,070

Confiscation Orders

£824,000

Stolen Property & Vehicles

6

Firearms

CRIME AREAS

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.

Northumbria PoliceCumbria ConstabularyDurham ConstabularyHumberside PoliceWest Yorkshire PoliceNorth Yorkshire PoliceCleveland PoliceSouth Yorkshire PoliceLancashire ConstabularyGreater Manchester PoliceCheshire ConstabularyMerseyside PoliceWest Mercia PoliceStaffordshire PoliceDerbyshire ConstabularyLincolnshire PoliceNottinghamshire PoliceCambridgeshire ConstabularyLeicestershire ConstabularyWest Midlands PoliceWarwickshire PoliceNorthamptonshire PoliceBedfordshire PoliceSuffolk ConstabularyNorfolk ConstabularyEssex PoliceHertfordshire ConstabularySussex PoliceKent PoliceSurrey PoliceMetropolitan PoliceThames Valley PoliceGloucestershire ConstabularyWiltshire PoliceHampshire ConstabularyHampshire ConstabularyDorset PoliceAvon and Somerset ConstabularyDevon and Cornwall PoliceDyfed-Powys Police (Heddlu Dyfed Powys)South Wales Police (Heddlu De Cymru)Gwent Police (Heddlu Gwent)North Wales Police (Heddlu Gogledd Cymru)ScotlandEireNorthern IrelandInternational

Operations

Behind Bars

Click here to see a gallery of the criminals that have been captured and imprisoned by ERSOU over the past 6 months.

Latest News

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

Thu 24th, Jul

Man charged in connection with a major investigation into telephone scam

A man has been charged in connection with a major investigation into a telephone scam by tricksters posing as police officers or bank officials.

Mon 07th, Jul

ERSOU – Drug Traffickers Arrested

Nine people have been charged with Conspiracy to Supply Class A and B drugs following a year-long operation by the ERSOU (Eastern Region Special Operations Unit).

Wed 23rd, Apr

Six men have been arrested in dawn raids

Six men have been arrested in dawn raids in London by a special police unit investigating a courier scam targeting pensioners in the Cambridge area.

Fri 11th, Apr

Operation Herald

Confiscation order seizing over £1/2 a million in cash and assets hits drugs gang where it hurts

Help to fight crime

Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or go to www.crimestoppers.org/