Organised Crime can take many different guises, from sophisticated drugs importation and supply networks, organised people trafficking leading to enforced labour or prostitution, to high profit environmental crime and professional money laundering used to legitimise criminal income.
But organised crime also permeates down to street level and may directly affect you and your family. The drug dealers on street corners, people in the local pub selling contraband goods, outbreaks of violence that can frighten and intimidate those who witness it are often linked to Organised Crime Groups [OCGs].
Lancashire Constabulary is committed to tackling organised criminals and restricting their opportunities to thrive and undermine decent, law abiding citizens.
Solicitor sentenced for perverting the course of justice
A Blackburn solicitor who gave criminals information relating to a police drugs investigation has been sentenced to three years imprisonment. More...
Operation Oak -
MEMBERS of drugs gangs, who worked together to peddle over £1.5m of heroin and cocaine across Lancashire and other parts of the country, are serving a total of 167 years one month. 36 people have now been sentenced as a result of Operation Oak, a covert Lancashire Constabulary Serious and Organised Crime Operation into the activities of criminal gangs operating in Blackburn and Preston, as well as other parts of Cumbria, Merseyside, Berkshire and West Yorkshire. More...
Operation Sabine -
A 22 strong gang responsible for flooding the North West of England with drugs with a street value of at least £2.5million have been sentenced to a total of over 90 years. More...
Lancashire Constabulary's Force Major Investigation Team (FMIT) was launched on 1st April 2005 and replaced what was formerly known as the SIO Team.
CSI might spring to mind when you're thinking about the world of forensics, but in real-life the police use lots of different methods to try and uncover the hidden truth at the scene of a crime