After a police swoop on the address, an EncroChat suspect, 33, was named.

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After a police swoop on the address, an EncroChat suspect, 33, was named.

After an EncroChat swoop, authorities have named a suspect.

Gary Moffatt, of Stockbridge Village’s The Spinney, was charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine, heroin, and cannabis, as well as selling or transferring a prohibited firearm or ammunition.

On Wednesday, November 24, the 33-year-old was arrested and charged with six counts of conspiracy to supply Class A controlled drugs (cocaine and heroin); conspiracy to supply a Class B controlled drug (cannabis resin); conspiracy to supply a Class B controlled drug; and two counts of selling/transferring a prohibited weapon/ammunition.

After two days of violence across Merseyside, three men were stabbed and critically injured.

He’s been remanded in custody until today’s Wirral Magistrates Court hearing (Thursday, November 25).

The accusations are part of Merseyside Police’s response to Operation Venetic, a national probe into the usage of encrypted mobile devices, also known as EncroChat.

Merseyside Police said in a statement: “A 33-year-old man has been charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine, heroin, and cannabis, as well as selling or transferring a prohibited weapon or ammunition.

“Gary Moffatt, of The Spinney, Stockbridge Village, was arrested and charged with six counts of conspiracy to supply Class A controlled drugs (cocaine and heroin); conspiracy to supply a Class B controlled drug (cannabis resin); conspiracy to supply a Class B controlled drug; and two counts of selling/transferring a prohibited weapon/ammunition yesterday (November 24).

“He was remanded in jail and will appear in Wirral Magistrates Court today (Thursday, November 25),” the statement said.

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