Liverpool man charged with Encrochat drugs offences
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A Liverpool man has been charged with conspiracy to supply heroin, cocaine and cannabis using the Encrochat encrypted messaging platform.
Martin Lamb, 33 years, of Ibbotsons Lane, Mossley Hill has been charged with possession of a controlled class A drug (cocaine), conspiracy to import a controlled class B drug (cannabis) with intent to evade a prohibition/restriction, conspiracy to supply class A (cocaine and heroin) and class B drugs (cannabis), and possess/use/acquire criminal property for money laundering purposes.
Lamb was remanded into custody and is due to appear at Wirral Magistrates Court this morning (Thursday 10 February).
The charge forms part of the Merseyside Police response to Operation Venetic: a national investigation into the use of encrypted mobile devices, commonly referred to as Encrochat.