Three suspects named in cocaine and money laundering conspiracy


Three suspects have been named in connection with a drug trafficking and money laundering plot.

Yesterday (October 5), detectives from the North West Regional Organized Crime Unit (NWROCU) charged three men in connection with the offenses.

The charges relate to the supply of cocaine and money laundering between August 2018 and June 2020.

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Matthew O’Keeffe, 44 from Kings Road, Bootle, Daniel O’Keeffe, 41 with no fixed address and John O’Keeffe, 31 with no fixed address have all been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and money laundering.

All three have been remanded in custody until their next appearance in Wirral Magistrates’ Court this morning (October 6).

The arrests are part of the nationwide Operation Venetic.

The North West Regional Organized Crime Unit provides specialized teams to fight serious and organized crimes that cross borders in the region.

Established in 2009, the unit is a collaboration between the six North West Police Forces in Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and North Wales.

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