Press Releases

Below is a list of press releases that we have issued in relation to ERSOU operations and enforcement activity

Thu 18th, Aug

Cyber scammer convicted of international banking offences

A complex investigation by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit has successfully brought down an international banking malware scam

Wed 17th, Aug

Ten held after drugs warrants in Peterborough

Ten people have been arrested this morning (Wednesday) after a series of warrants across Peterborough as part of an investigation into the supply of cocaine.

Mon 08th, Aug

Man ordered to hand over hidden cash

A man who laundered more than £1million from a firm of solicitors has been ordered to hand over £663,500 in hidden assets or face a further six years behind bars.

Tue 02nd, Aug

Sports club burglar ordered to pay back £9,600

burglar who targeted a golf club and riding stables has been ordered to pay back £9,655 in compensation to his victims.

Mon 01st, Aug

Drugs family ordered to pay back £340,000

A husband and wife who hid thousands of pounds of drugs money by burying it in their Bedford garden have been ordered to pay back more than £300,000

Fri 15th, Jul

Eight jailed for £5.2m drugs plot

Eight members of a drugs gang who were caught with cocaine and cannabis worth a combined £5.2m have been jailed for a total of 68 years and seven months.

Fri 08th, Jul

Fraudster ordered to hand over £56k pension pot

An online fraudster has been ordered to hand over his entire £56,000 pension pot directly to his victim after the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) secured a court order under new legislation.

Thu 07th, Jul

Eight members of drugs gang handed Serious Crime Prevention Orders

Eight members of a drugs gang which flooded the eastern region with crack and heroin will be made subject of Serious Crime Prevention Orders (SCPOs) aimed at stopping them reoffending on their release from prison.

Tue 21st, Jun

Pensioner ordered to pay back £27,000 of drugs profit

A pensioner who was jailed for dealing heroin has been ordered to pay back £27,000.

Wed 08th, Jun

Man forced to repay almost £100k

60 year old Norfolk man, Colin Price of Heather Gardens, Belton, near Great Yarmouth appeared before the Ipswich Crown Court on Monday 6 June 2016 in connection with Proceeds of Crime Act Confiscation proceedings.