TWO men are due to appear in court next month charged in connection with the sale of Class A drugs in Essex.
Simon Renoldi, 49, of High Road, Fobbing has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to supply cocaine, conspiracy to supply ecstasy, and two counts of conspiracy to supply Class B drugs.
Ian Green, 50, of Ronald Park Avenue, Westcliff has been charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, conspiracy to supply ecstasy, and conspiracy to supply a Class B drug.
They are due to appear at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on 22 July.
The investigation is one of those which came from Op Venetic – a major operation involving the cracking of a bespoke encrypted global communication service.
EncroChat offered a secure mobile phone instant messaging service with 60,000 users worldwide and around 10,000 in the UK.
Since 2016, international law enforcement agencies worked together to target EncroChat and agencies in France and the Netherlands infiltrated the platform.
The intelligence gleaned through this was then shared via Europol to national law enforcement agencies.