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Steve Parker
Former Scotland Yard Detective &  Senior Intelligence Officer

Mafia Drug Case in the UK

Meet Steve....

Steve was a high ranking Scotland Yard detective and senior intelligence officer retiring as a Detective Superintendent from the National Criminal Intelligence Service.  


He has successfully investigated a whole spectrum of serious crimes in the UK and overseas and was an expert in combatting organised crime specifically contract killing, extortion and major international drug trafficking. 

Furthermore, on leaving law enforcement Steve sat on a Ministry of Justice counter terrorism tribunal for over 10 years adjudicating on matters of national security. 


The Session...

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  • The Detroit mafia, a Bolivian drug cartel and a UK organised crime group planned to saturate the UK and Europe with high-grade Bolivian cocaine which hitherto had been within the purview of the Columbian drug cartels. 


  • Their goal was to import 100Kg per week of 98% pure cocaine then worth millions of dollars at wholesale values. Over 40kg of 98% pure cocaine was seized in London which was the largest seizure in Europe at the time.


  • Officers from the Central Drug Squad based within Specialist Operations at New Scotland Yard arrested the gangsters in the UK and US from where a major mafia ‘enforcer’ was extradited. All were eventually convicted at the Old Bailey and sentenced to a total over 40 year’s imprisonment.


  • A number of extremely radical and lawfully audacious law enforcement techniques were deployed and tested in court, including the use of a participating informant, a mafia ‘super grass’ and intrusive covert surveillance methodology. Most of which will be revealed during the talk. 

The True Crime Festival 2021

13th November 2021 10:30-5:30pm GMT, Online Event

Join us for an amazing, immersive day of true crime featuring high profile speakers, Ex-Detectives and seriously gritty cases to explore! 

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