Galway Girl Ed Sheeran
13 December 2013, 08:47
A London man has appeared in a Southampton court charged with drugs and money laundering offences, as part of an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).
Kamariddin Tulyaganov, 38, of Elmar Road in Tottenham, appeared at Southampton Magistrates Court on Wednesday (11 December) charged with being concerned in the supply of cocaine, and money laundering a total of £70,000.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Southampton Crown Court on 7 January 2014.
Tulyaganov, a woman aged 23 and three men aged 32, 28 and 27, were arrested in London when more than 80 officers executed four search warrants in London and one in Southampton on Monday evening (9 December).
The women and the three other men were later released on police bail until February 2014 while enquiries continue.
At the Southampton address, in The Dell, officers seized three quarters of a kilo of cocaine, a large quantity of cutting agent and two hydraulic presses.
At the London addresses officers seized a total of more than £60,000 cash, more than 100 bank cards, Money Service Bureau paying slips, and one and half kilos of cocaine.
SEROCU officers were supported in the operation by officers from Sussex Police, Hampshire Constabulary, Thames Valley Police, the Metropolitan Police Service, and by the National Crime Agency (NCA) National Cyber Crime Unit.