more wankers...

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Tango3, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

  2. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Hell, they do that here too and if the bank employees notify the owner in any way the bank employees can be arrested for it. The joys of the patriot act and the HSA.
  3. LondonCalling

    LondonCalling Monkey++

    Tango3 ...luv the title mate[lolol]
    This was taken from the evening standard in the UK

    Police searching three London safe deposit box centres have discovered three holdalls containing up to £1 million in cash, it was revealed today.
    The centres - in Park Lane, Hampstead and Edgware - are believed to contain millions of pounds worth of cash, drugs and guns banked by criminals. Armed police swooped on the centres yesterday and began searching up to 7,000 security boxes.
    Today police revealed that they had uncovered the holdalls packed with £50 notes in a single safe deposit box at the Park Lane centre. One detective said: "We haven't started counting it yet but it looks like at least several hundred thousand, if not more."
    At the Finchley site, police have begun opening the boxes with the help of staff and say they are uncovering an average of £50,000 to £70,000 worth of cash and jewellery in each box. Sniffer dogs have been brought in and have detected what is believed to be quantities of cash, drugs and guns in dozens of the boxes.
    Estimates vary but it is believed that the security boxes could contain a total of more than a £1 billion in illegal booty. Many of the boxes will need to be removed and taken to another secure location to be drilled open by police.
    <!-- ARTICLE INLINE AD -->Armed officers are patrolling the sites today in case a gang tries to mount a raid to recover their property.
    The swoop by Scotland Yard's Specialist Crime Directorate is a massive blow to Britain's top-tier criminals. Gangsters are thought to have used the company Safe Deposit Centres Ltd to hide away millions of pounds.
    Each of the boxes is being treated as a crime scene in its own right. Officers say it will take several days to search them all. Police believe they will provide links to almost every major criminal activity in Britain - ranging from shootings and drug trafficking to murder, fraud and paedophile gangs.
    Two directors of the firm were arrested yesterday. They are Jacqueline Swann, 44 - who was held at the Mayfair address in Park Street, just off Park Lane, and Leslie Sieff, 60 - who was detained in Hampstead.
    A third director, Milton Woolf, 52, is believed to have been abroad. Both men are originally from South Africa but have been residents in Britain since the Eighties.
    Detectives began investigating the firm two years ago when it emerged that they may be leasing security boxes to gangsters. The inquiry is being run as a money-laundering operation but police believe it could spread much wider. There were also raids on the private homes of the three directors in London and Hertfordshire.
    The Met's Assistant Commissioner John Yates said that intelligence from the two-year inquiry, codenamed Operation Rize, indicated that between 50 and 90 per cent of the boxes were connected to major British and international crime gangs, including drug and gun smugglers, fraudsters, people traffickers and paedophile and prostitution rings.
    The size of the boxes ranged from small drawers to walk-in closets.
    Mr Yates said police believed the company, which has been running for 20 years, was the only one in Britain that had failed to comply with the Proceeds Of Crime Act, which closed a legal loophole on safe deposit boxes. The 2002 law means that the company is supposed to check the identity of people renting boxes and report any suspicious activity.
    Police say many innocent people will have been caught up in the operation and have issued a freephone number - 0800 030 4613 - for people to ring to claim back their property.
    Speaking at Scotland Yard minutes after the raids began, Mr Yates said: "This operation is a huge undertaking to tackle the criminal networks who we believe are using safe deposit facilities to hide criminal assets."

    I wonder how many people are going to ring that number and claim their money??????

    Yet another day in "Free England"
  4. toemag

    toemag Monkey++

    They probably get kitted out at the QM's at sterling line's, just a shame that their G36's are the semi only NO full automatic, for them as they'd just end up shooting each other like just happened in Manchester.

    Your freedom starts when your first right is to remain silent.

  5. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    What the **** type of Bobbies are those? They are not even carrying nightsticks! I thought guns were simply unnecessary in England since the banning of handguns/rifles eliminated all violent crime in the Isles. Those guys are looking around like they are going to be shot or something.

    Below you will find what I believe to be an excellent concealable weapon that falls within your laws:
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    DON"T SAY THAT!! They will ban peas next. [rofllmao]
  7. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    or worse yet "blowing"!!!
    So what you're implying (LC) and alot of the comments I've been reading is this is a very good thing(and the ends justified the means),not the invasion of privacy itwas first touted as??
  8. toemag

    toemag Monkey++

    The Police officer that was shot dead in a training accident in Manchester was killed when a shot gun round hit him, you'll never guess the name of the ammo that was used.


    RIP., you just couldn't make things like that up.

    Guess now that 5 Officers have been killed in firearms incidents this year the Home office are banning the Police from having gun's, it's for their own good.


  9. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Round,Irritant Non-penetrating would suck too though...
  10. thepatriot1976

    thepatriot1976 Resigned Membership

    I wouldn't ever wear a badge if I didn't have this hog leg on my hip. You are just a badge wearing target here in the states and I'm in the private sector now, but I still wouldn't work without my glock 21 .45 and 2 extra mags.
  11. LondonCalling

    LondonCalling Monkey++

    I think they are:
    CO19 is Scotland Yard's specialist firearms unit. This elite cadre of highly-trained police officers are on standby to respond to any armed incident in London. Both men and women can join CO19. The unit trains all other UK armed police officers.
    CO19 has around 550 members, including training staff, SFOs and ARV units.
    Cheers for that Clyde but as Tango3 & Ghrit have said, they will find a way of banning them for some stupid reason?

    "So what you're implying (LC) and alot of the comments I've been reading is this is a very good thing(and the ends justified the means),not the invasion of privacy itwas first touted as??

    No-Way mate, as far as im concerned this was a total loss of freedom yet again for many of the real British Public..they just dont know it yet!
    The "sheeple" seem to think that the "cozzers" (police) are doing a good job by raiding these security & safety box places and taking all the boxes and then giving out a number to people who may have stored legitimate goods in there.
    What they fail to realize is the "services" (who i would imagine are behind this..MI5) have had a lot of recon & surveilence going on to dig up enough evidence on the "real" people, to count them out.

    Something like this is not planned overnight, it has taken many many months to organise, the logistics behind this "type of raid" would be considerable???
    The services both MI5 & MI6 would have had ample opportunity to see how well the organisations are set-up where the money is going to /from (if outside UK) and been able to plan around that.
    The fact that all boxes were opened / taken is a total loss of freedom mate!
  12. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Hmmm :) "cozzers"? or "Rozzers(?)" Ewan Mcgregors'(course he's a scot) favorite terms for the cops on the "long way round" and "Long way down"motorcycle tour dvds.
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