North West Regional Organised Crime Unit
 

PROCEEDS OF CRIME ACT CONFISCATIONS HEARING RESULTS IN ORDER OF £323,160

Mon 06th, Aug

Operation Goa is a North West Regional Organised Crime Unit investigation into the production and cultivation of cannabis on a commercial scale which identified 4 cannabis factories around England and Wales.

On 31 March 2018 a total of 13 persons were charged with offences related to the production of cannabis, and on 19 June 2018 they were convicted of Conspiracy to Produce a Controlled Drug of class B (cannabis), which triggered the resulting confiscation proceeds under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Gary Long, of Falcon Hey, Fazakerley, was found to have benefited £234,124 with available assets of £18,985.00

James Foy of Formosa Way, Fazakerley, was found to have benefited £56,582 with available assets of £7,628.70.

Warren Rimmer of Morston Avenue, Kirkby, was found to have benefited £25,054,00 with available assets of £1660.00

James Rimmer of Montrovia Crescent, Fazakerley, benefited £7,400 with available assets of £6000.

These benefit amounts will remain upon these individuals indefinitely or until paid.  Further confiscation orders will be obtained for other subjects related to Operation Goa.

If anyone has information about assets held by persons who are subject to confiscation orders they can contact their local police on 101 or Crimestoppers UK on 0800 555111.