A man has been arrested following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).
At 7.15am yesterday (30/3), detectives from SEROCU’s Cyber Crime Unit raided an address in Biscoe Close, Hounslow where they arrested the man.
The 23-year-old from Hounslow was arrested on suspicion of:
- Conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, Section 1(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977;
- Possession with intent to supply class A drugs, cocaine, contrary to section 5(3) of and Schedule 4 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971;
- Possession with intent to supply class B drugs, cannabis, contrary to section 5(3) of and Schedule 4 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971;
- Acquiring, using or possessing criminal property, contrary to sections 329(1) and 334 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
- Detective Sergeant Rob Bryant, from SEROCU’s Cyber Crime Unit, who led the warrant, said: “Yesterday’s action came after a detailed investigation into fraud and drug offences online.
“We have seized various quantities of drugs, which will now be examined. We also seized digital items and found a large quantity of cash, around £1,000, which was also seized.
“The action should be a reminder to those that commit criminal acts that we will use our full resources to ensure you are caught and stopped.
“I would like to thank the local community for their patience whilst we conducted the warrants and the partner agencies that assisted in the searches.”
The man was released on bail until 15 June.