North East Regional Special Operations Unit

Our Vision

The identification and relentless disruption of Organised Crime Groups harming North East Communities

Our Mission

To protect the communities of Cleveland, Durham and Northumbria from Serious and Organised Crime

Our Values

To pursue criminals lawfully and relentlessly in accordance with the police code of ethics

our mission [Last 12 months]


Criminal Disruptions


Criminals Arrested


Criminals Charged

10.5 kilos

Drugs Seized

182 years

Years Sentenced

7.99 £million

Confiscation orders
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Operation New York Result

Fri 02nd, Mar

On Friday 2nd March TWALHA appeared be for Teesside Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to offence of being Concerned in Supplying a Class A Controlled Drug to another.

Operation Scorpion Result

Fri 19th, Jan

On Monday 15th January 2018 4 males from Liverpool have been jailed for in excess of 10 years for their involvement in organised thefts from delivery lorries during which cigarettes and cash to a value in excess of £70,000 was stolen.

Operation Belfast Convictions

Mon 15th, Jan

A gang of drug dealers who were found with more than £2.6 million of cocaine and heroin and nearly £400,000 in cash have been jailed for a total of 52 years years.

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