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Assisting With Organised Crime

Assisting With Organised Crime

OUR forensic marking products can link criminals to their crimes and be admissible as evidence in court.

Selectamark recently provided a witness statement in the prosecution of a gang of drug smugglers who were on trial for smuggling tens of millions of pounds worth of Class A drugs into the UK.

The nine men, who were importing the drugs from Germany to the UK via a parcel delivery service, were subsequently found guilty and sentenced to 154 years between them.

Officers from Kent Police and the National Crime Agency worked together to identify the organised gang. The operation was uncovered when police tracked one of the packages carrying drugs to an industrial unit in Berkshire, where one of the gang members was waiting to receive it. 

The package had previously been marked by police with invisible SelectaDNA Gel. The Gel contains a fluorescent UV marker which transfers onto the hands and clothing of criminals without them realising.

When an offender is scanned under UV light in custody, the gel glows blue, proving their involvement in handling the goods. This information was confirmed in the witness statement issued by Selectamark to the court.

For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.

Mobile: +44(0)7905 623819
Email: angela.singleton@selectamark.co.uk
Twitter: @selectadna

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