William England

year of call :

1991

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Organised Crime

Drugs Cases:

R v Lea Smith: Operation Wildwood. The case involved a £12 million heroin ring and supply in the south of England. The Argus. 

R v Paul Wilson: Operation Roderigo, The case involved a complex and long running investigation into the large-scale supply of class A and B drugs throughout Merseyside and Cleveland. The Mirror and The Daily Post

R v Fitzgibbon: Operation Bistro. The case involved the importation of £7 million of heroin, money laundering and organised crime involving the notorious Fitzgibbon family from Liverpool. Sky News, ITV News, The Independent, and The Mirror

R v T. Erangey: Operation Smarten. The case involves the laundering of some £120 million; the alleged conspirators set up money bureaus throughout the Midlands and the North Of England, and then systematically flooded the banking networks with the said proceeds of drug trafficking and serious crime.

R v G. Hewett: The case involved the importation of 22 tonnes of class A and B drugs into the UK between 2007 and 2009, with a street value of £117 million. The conspiracy involved the setting up of companies and offices in Manchester, Bolton and Spain as fronts to facilitate the importation. SOCA. The Independent, Sky News, SOCA website, and Manchester Evening News

Organised Crime: 

R v Mark Barrett: The case involves the first British soldier to be charged with terrorism offences in relation to National Action. The Independent, The Telegraph and BBC News

R v Peter Simmonds: The case involved a multi million pound conspiracy to to steal duty free from Gatwick Airport. Sussex Police and BBC News

R v F. Kosimov: The case involved a fake marriage scam run by a firm of solicitors involving some £20 million. The Daily Mail and BBC News