APCC Serious and Organised Crime Lead, Marc Jones, PCC for Lincolnshire said:
“The outstanding results of this exceptional operation led by the NCA, with the full cooperation of police forces across the UK as well as collaboration with European partners, proves that when law enforcement agencies work together there is nowhere for criminals to hide. Even those criminals who have evaded the police for many years.
“Serious and organised crime is complex, but the detrimental effects it has on our communities and on the more vulnerable in society, are less so. It leaves nothing but devastation in its wake, destroying families and the moral values in society that we hold dear.
“Today is a great day for the NCA and all the Regional Organised Crime Units who helped achieve this amazing result.”