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SUPER-CROOKS HAVE FREEDOM RESTRICTED.

Byline: MICHAEL GOODIER

SERIOUS or organised criminals - including drug dealers, money launderers and forgers - are having their freedom limited by the National Crime Agency in Birmingham.

For many criminals, prison isn't the end.

The NCA says that many serious offenders have lifelong criminal careers, and often view prison as an interruption which rarely marks the end of their involvement in organised crime.

They can impose extra restrictions on serious criminals to frustrate future offending after their release.

These can include restrictions on the amount of cash people can carry, travel, access to the internet and more.

According to the latest NCA data, 11 restrictions have been placed on 10 criminals in Birmingham.

That's more than any other local authority in the UK besides Liverpool (17 restrictions) and Waltham Forest (also 11 restrictions).

Four of the criminals are already out of prison - with the rest considered 'dormant' with orders placed on them ready for their release.

The NCA data shows that eight had committed drug offences, one was for counterfeit currency, and one was for money laundering. The final criminal had his movements restricted after both class A drugs and money laundering.

The agency says that as well as limiting their ability to commit crime these orders make them toxic to criminal associates.

The restrictions in Birmingham included banning people from travelling overseas, restrictions on the ownership and use of vehicles, and restrictions and notification of money transfers and restrictions on possession of cash.

In the case of the forger, he was subjected to restrictions on foiling equipment and ultraviolet inks. Looking nationally, there are 337 restrictions placed on criminals in England and Wales.

They include 202 Serious Crime Prevention Orders (SCPOs). Breaching an SCPO can land you with up to five years behind bars and an unlimited fine. Some 72 people were subjected to Financial Reporting Orders, meaning they must report all their financial transactions, accounts, and assets.

A further 63 people were subjected to Travel Restriction Orders - which can be given to anyone sentenced to four years or more in prison for a drug trafficking offence.

A criminal can be subjected to more than one type of order.

UK passport holders may be required to surrender their passport.

Some 21 of the criminals had been deported or repatriated, two were unlawfully at large, and one was wanted, having absconded from bail.

Some 17 restrictions were associated with a Liverpool address, and 11 with a Waltham Forest address.

The latest figures were published on June 4 - more restrictions may have been placed since - and two in London are set to expire before the end of July.

CRIMINALS SUBJECTED TO EXTRA RESTRICTIONS BY THE NCA NAME: AHMED, Jalil OFFENCE: Money Laundering ORDER END DATE: 15/11/2019 PRISON/COMMUNITY: In Community ADDRESS: B13 TERMS OF ORDER: Restriction and Notification of Communication Devices, Restriction and Notification of Money Transfers, Restrictions on Possession of Cash, Notification of changes related to the Order NAME: KARRA, Prem Saga OFFENCE: Counterfeit Currency ORDER END DATE: 19/06/2022 PRISON/COMMUNITY: In Community ADDRESS: B20 TERMS OF ORDER: Restriction and Notification of Communication Devices, Restrictions on the Ownership and Use of Vehicles, Notification of Premises, Notification of Business Interests, Restriction on Foiling Equipment, Restriction on Ultra Violet Inks, Notification of Working Outside of Usual Business Hours, Notification of changes related to the Order NAME: KHAN, Qaiser OFFENCE: Drugs ORDER END DATE: TBC PRISON/COMMUNITY: In Prison ADDRESS: B10 TERMS OF ORDER: No Overseas Travel NAME: KHAN, Sahil OFFENCE: Money Laundering ORDER END DATE: 28/01/2022 PRISON/COMMUNITY: In Community ADDRESS: B8 TERMS OF ORDER: Restriction and Notification of Communication Devices, Restriction and Notification of Money Transfers, Restrictions on Possession of Cash, Notification of changes related to the Order NAME: REHMAN, Khaliq Ur OFFENCE: Drugs ORDER END DATE: 24/06/2022 PRISON/COMMUNITY: In Community ADDRESS: B8 TERMS OF ORDER: Restriction and Notification of Communication Devices, Notification of Vehicles, Non-Association, Restrictions on Possession of Cash, Restriction on Bank Accounts, Notification of changes related to the Order NAME: HARITH, Abdul Hakeem OFFENCE: Drugs ORDER END DATE: 03/12/2024 PRISON/COMMUNITY: In Prison ADDRESS: B9 TERMS OF ORDER: Report All Financial Transactions, Accounts, Assets, Etc NAME: BUKHARI, Akbar OFFENCE: Drugs ORDER END DATE: TBC PRISON/COMMUNITY: In Prison ADDRESS: B9 TERMS OF ORDER: Restrictions on Possession of Cash, Restrictions on Bank Accounts, Notification of Vehicles, Notification of Premises, Restriction and Notification of Communication Devices, Notification of changes related to the Order NAME: EDWARDS, Geoffrey Alan OFFENCE: Drugs ORDER END DATE: TBC PRISON/COMMUNITY: In Prison ADDRESS: B15 TERMS OF ORDER: Notification of Premises, Notification of Vehicles, Notification of Business Interests, Notification of changes related to the Order NAME: MOHAMMED, Gulab OFFENCE: Drugs ORDER END DATE: TBC PRISON/COMMUNITY: In Prison ADDRESS: B10 TERMS OF ORDER: No Overseas Travel and to Surrender Passport NAME: MOHAMMED, Khalid OFFENCE: Drugs ORDER END DATE: TBC PRISON/COMMUNITY: In Prison ADDRESS: Small Heath TERMS OF ORDER: Restrictions on Ownership and Use of Vehicles, Notification of Premises, Restriction and Notification of Communication Devices, Notification of changes related to the Order NAME: MOHAMMED, Khalid OFFENCE: Drugs ORDER END DATE: TBC PRISON/COMMUNITY: In Prison ADDRESS: Small Heath TERMS OF ORDER: No Overseas Travel and to Surrender Passport
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