North West Regional Organised Crime Unit


Fri 17th, Aug

An ACE revisit on a male with a confiscation order results in further assets identified

Operation Blenheim was an investigation into a well-established and sophisticated organised crime group based on Merseyside, who were supplying large quantities of class A drugs to organised criminals based in Glasgow, Scotland. As a result of this investigation a number of people were prosecuted for conspiracy to supply class A controlled drugs, which included Alan Deavy. In addition to a term of imprisonment, Deavy was subject of a Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Confiscation Order at Liverpool Crown Court. It was determined that DEAVY had benefitted from crime to the value of £5,596,000.00. DEAVY was ordered to pay £8,210 at that time as that was the total value of the assets that financial investigators were able to trace at that time.

A revisit investigation was conducted in respect of DEAVY by the North West Regional Crime Unit Asset Confiscation and Enforcement Team (NWROCU ACE Team). As a result assets to the value of £64,013.16 in the form of bank balances and a property were identified. The Court today agreed that these were assets that should be used by DEAVY to pay his outstanding benefit from crime. DEAVY will face a further 12 month custodial sentence if he fails to pay this sum within the 3 months.

DS Donna PEARSON of the NWROCU ACE Team states, ‘This is another clear message that crime will not pay. Even if we are unable to identify assets amounting to a person’s benefit from criminality in the initial confiscation we will continue to revisit those individuals cases and leave no stone unturned in order to ensure that they repay their debt to society in full’.

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.