North West Regional Organised Crime Unit
 

6 more charged in multi million pound heroin and cocaine operation

Mon 22nd, Oct

An ongoing investigation by Titan leads to 21 persons now charged with drug trafficking offences.

 FURTHER CHARGES IN CONNECTION WITH MULTI-MILLION POUND DRUGS CONSIPIRACY

Update: 25.10.2012
 
The North West Regional Organised Crime Unit can confirm that a further six men have  been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
 
They are due to appear at Liverpool Magistrates Court 26/10/12
 
Those charged are:

Abraham Salim, aged 34 of no fixed abode
 
Kenneth Fletcher, aged 51 of no fixed abode
 
Anthony Breen, aged 37 of no fixed abode
 
Liam Clotworthy, aged 30 of no fixed abode
 
Kevin O'Shea, aged 30 of Adelaide Street, Kensington
 
David Chambers, aged 31 of Washbrook Avenue, Prenton
 
A further two men, a 30 year old man from Wavertree and a 69 year old man from Childwall were arrested in connection with this operation and have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
 
For further information about the the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit please visit: www.titanrocu.org.uk


Update: 22.10.12

The North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (Titan) can confirm that a fifteenth man has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs today (Monday, 22 October 2012).

David Alan McIver, aged 57, of no fixed abode, was arrested earlier today and subsequently charged.

He will appear at Liverpool Magistrates' Court on Friday, 26 October 2012.

ENDS

Update: 19.10.12

The North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (Titan) can confirm that fourteen people have been charged as part of an investigation into a multi-million pound drugs conspiracy.

They have all been charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs and are due to appear at Liverpool Magistrates Court tomorrow morning (Saturday 19 October).

Those charged are:
Christopher Welsh, aged 34, from Lyndale Avenue, Eastham, Wirral
Christopher Welsh, aged 54 , from Paley Close, Sleeper Hill
James Edmonds, aged 33, from Every St, Kensington
Christopher Amos, aged 28, from Vesuvius Street, Kirkdale
Steven Wood, aged 29, from Orry Street, Kensington
James Welsh, aged 25, from Cardigan way, Kensington
Brian Woods, aged 50, from Kirk Street, Everton
Steven Tynan, aged 37, from Abingdon Road, Walton
Christopher Riley, aged 42, from Jason Walk, Everton
Kevin Jackson, aged 60, from Pendennis Street, Kensington
Ronald Harnick, aged 60, from Joshua Close, Sleeper Hill
Colin Harrison, aged 59, from Patmos Close, Everton
Mark Shields, aged 44, from Bluebell Close, Kirkby
Roy Breeze, aged 40, from Lapworth Street, Kirkdale

Three people arrested yesterday have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

They are:

A 32-year-old woman from Vauxhall. She was also arrested on suspicion of money laundering.
A 30-year-old woman from Kensington
A 28-year-old man from Walton.

Previous update 19/10/12


Officers from the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (Titan) have arrested 17 people on suspicion of drugs offences today (Thursday, 18 October 2012) as part of an investigation into a multi-million pound drugs conspiracy.

Officers from Titan, helped by officers from Merseyside and North Wales executed 22 search warrants across Kirkdale, Sleeper Hill, Vauxhall, Kensington, Walton, Bellevale, Everton, Kirkby, Eastham and Gronant in North Wales following a lengthy investigation into drugs trafficking.

Fifteen men and two women have been taken to police stations for questioning by detectives.

Those arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs are:
Four men aged 33, 29, 25 and 60 and a 30-year-old woman from Kensington
A 34-year-old man from Eastham
Two men aged 54 and 59 from Sleeper Hill
Two men aged 28 and 40 from Kirkdale
Three men aged 50, 32 and 61 from Everton
Two men aged 28 and 37 from Walton
A 44-year-old man from Kirkby
A 32-year-old woman from Vauxhall has also been arrested on suspicion of money laundering
During the searches officers seized a large quantity of substances believed to be Class A drugs and mixing agents, cash, two cars and drugs paraphenalia.

Detective Superintendent Jason Hudson from Titan said: "Drugs are a blight on communities and can have a devastating affect on not only those who use them but on residents who witness drug related activity in their area.

"Today's operation demonstrates the ongoing commitment and dedication of Titan in tackling drug-related crime across the North West.
"We appeal to anyone with any information relating to serious and organised crime in their area to contact police so we can take rigorous action against them."
Anyone with any information is asked to call their neighbourhood policing team on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, people can leave information via Titan's website on www.titanrocu.org.uk