Specialists in Serious Fraud and Complex Criminal Defence
Operation Culgao - MPR instructed to defend in £3million international drugs smuggling conspiracy
We have been instructed to represent a defendant charged with others in a large-scale conspiracy to import cocaine valued at £3 million. The case is being prosecuted by the Serious Organised Crime Division at the CPS on behalf of SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency).
MPR Solicitors were chosen for their proven track record in defending in serious drugs and money laundering conspiracy cases usually investigated by SOCA and prosecuted by the Special Casework Directorate at the CPS.
SOCA investigations are thorough and extensive often involving months of surveillance, audio probes and under-cover officers.
We have the expertise in dealing with and defending cases investigated by SOCA. We have achieved outstanding results for clients, often leading to either no further action at the investigative stage by our active defence and expert advice at the police station where a suspect’s defence begins or at the proceedings stage by either securing acquittals at trial or cutting a very favourable deal for clients with the Prosecution.
Our Head Office is based near to London Heathrow Airport which means we are ideally placed to service the needs of our clients throughout the UK. It also means that our solicitors are able to provide a fast response to our clients when arrested for drug importation in the vicinity of Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport or entering the UK via the Channel Tunnel.
Below are just a few examples of the types of conspiracy cases our lawyers have been involved in:
Operation Eaglewood involving supply and importation of £100 million cocaine and money laundering
Operation Montecarl involving £1 billion cocaine: largest seizure of cocaine from a ship off the Spanish coast involving multi-jurisdictional investigating agencies.
Operation Mamba and Operation Bradford involving largest corruption case centred around VAT frauds (£150 million) and OCNs with a protected jury at Woolwich Crown Court and the Central Criminal Court.
Operation Devout involving conspiracy to money launder the proceeds of a £200 million MTIC fraud
R v S involving large-scale drugs importations of heroine at Heathrow Airport involving corrupt British Airways baggage handlers
If you are being investigated or have been charged with a drugs conspiracy or money laundering conspiracy, you need specialist criminal defence solicitors who know what to do. MPR Solicitors have that wealth of experience and our Managing Partner Seema Parikh has written a no-nonsense guide to defending conspiracy cases which can be viewed here: Click to Read