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Bogus paramedics and fake patients in £1.6 billion drugs ring

Three Dutch men have been convicted for their roles in supplying up to £1.6 billion worth of drugs to organised crime groups across the UK using a fleet of fake ambulances.An ‘ambulance company’ was set up in Hoofddorp, Holland, for running the drug smuggling operation, which involved the men posing as paramedics and using bogus patients to make their cover more authentic.The operation was shut down following an investigation by the National Crime Agency in collaboration with the Dutch National Police in North Holland.This CCTV footage showed that during some of the trips to the UK they stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Colchester, Essex. The men, who arrived in an ambulance and a Mercedes, were with a bogus patient on crutches who was later visible walking around without them.Read the full story on the NCA website: http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/756-dummy-ambulances-fake-patients-and-bogus-paramedics-in-1-6-billion-drugs-ring

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