Press Releases

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

Wed 30th, Aug

Man who defrauded employers ordered to repay £29,000

A man who fraudulently diverted funds from his employer into his own bank account has since been ordered to pay back more than £29,000.

Mon 07th, Aug

Cambridge man sentenced after conspiring to import Smith and Wesson into UK

A man has been sentenced to a hospital order after conspiring to import a firearm into the United Kingdom.

Tue 01st, Aug

Money launderer ordered to pay back hundreds of thousands of pounds

A money launderer serving a jail sentence has since been ordered to pay back more than a third of a million pounds of illegal gains following work by the Eastern Region’s economic investigators.

Tue 18th, Jul

Five Luton men convicted for firearms conspiracy

Five Luton men have been convicted for their roles in conspiring to import and distribute firearms into the UK following an investigation by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU).

Mon 19th, Jun

ERSOU supports international action against criminals trying to beat computer anti-virus

The Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) has supported an international investigation to crack down on cyber criminals.

Mon 15th, May

Act now and you might save lives

Bedfordshire Police and the Eastern Region Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit (ECTIU) are calling on the public to share information with their friends and family about how they can help counter terrorism - and potentially ACT to save lives.

Fri 05th, May

ACE Team’s ace results in recovering confiscated criminal gains

Latest data from the regional team committed to recovering the ill-gotten gains of criminals reveals more than £600,000 of confiscated funds was clawed back from offenders in the last financial year.

Tue 25th, Apr

Student sentenced to two years for mass cyber attacks

A student has been jailed for two years after admitting creating an internationally-used cybercrime tool from the comfort of his own bedroom.

Fri 24th, Mar

Nine charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs following warrants

A total of nine people have been charged with drugs offences following a series of warrants carried at the High Town area of Luton yesterday (Thursday 23.3.17).

Thu 23rd, Mar

Eight arrested following High Town drug raids

Warrants have been carried out at 10 addresses in the High Town area of Luton this morning (Thursday) as part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of Class A drugs in the area.