Sheffield news Drug trafficker who fled to Thailand caught and brought back to the UK MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Ross Hemington was arrested last month by Thai police and held in a Thai prison before being brought back to UK this week
Breaking News ! A convicted drug trafficker who was part of a gang who used fake designer handbags to try and conceal their drugs from authorities has been brought back to the UK after being caught hiding out in Thailand. Ross Hemington, of Darlington, was captured by Thai police following a cross-continental investigation by North Yorkshire Police’s Force Intelligence Bureau. After being detained in a Thai prison for a month he was brought back to the UK on Wednesday. The 33-year-old has a history of drug-related felonies that led to him escaping to the Asian country. Hemington was part of a drugs gang that imported tens of thousands of pounds of cocaine into the UK from India, hidden in fake designer handbags. North Yorkshire Police led an investigation into the trafficking, which resulted in Hemington and other gang members going to prison in 2011 for importing and possessing class A drugs. In 2016 - after being released from prison - he was arrested again for possessing a significant amount of cocaine and subsequently jailed for four years for possession with intent to supply. Following his release from that sentence, he broke the terms of his release licence and disappeared. An investigation was launched and, with the help of the Force Intelligence Bureau, Interpol and Thai authorities, a range of investigative techniques were used to locate Heminton.
. He was taken directly to prison and could now face an additional spell in jail for breaking the terms of his licence.
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Intelligence management officer Paul Somerville, one of the officers who led the investigation, said: “Hemington has a history of serious drug offences and had been part of a gang that trafficked huge amounts of class A drugs into England. “Prison licences are designed to keep people and communities safe, so when a serious offender like Hemington breaks these conditions and flees the country, we try all means at our disposal to find them and bring them to justice.
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“While we cannot reveal details about the investigative techniques we use, we employ a wide range of methods and run many lines of enquiry at the same time to trace people who don’t want to be found. “When criminals flee justice, they run and they hide, but they spend every day looking over their shoulder. And one of those days, we will be there.”
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