Suspected Encrochat heroin and cocaine dealer named

By Ellen Kirwin

A man suspected of dealing heroin and cocaine has been named as part of an investigation into mobile encryption service EncroChat.

Bryan Heffery is due to appear in court today after being charged with drug offences.

Detectives on the Operation Venetic team arrested the 46-year-old, of Woodend Avenue, Maghull, yesterday.

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He has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs (heroin and cocaine) and a Class B drug.

A Merseyside police spokesperson said: "A man has been charged with drugs offences today as part of an ongoing investigation into drugs supply in Merseyside and beyond.

"Bryan Heffey, 46, of Woodend Avenue, Maghull was arrested yesterday (Wednesday 6 October) and charged this morning with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs (heroin and cocaine) and a Class B drug.

"He has been remanded in custody to appear at Wirral Magistrates Court today, Thursday 7 October.

"The charges form part of the Merseyside Police response to Operation Venetic: a national investigation into the use of encrypted mobile devices, commonly referred to as Encrochat. "

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