Thirteen of the region’s career criminals - including a granddad who lived a double life as an international drugs fixer - have been hit with special restrictions to make them ‘toxic’ to other gangsters.
The ancillary orders can also restrict the number of mobile phones or computers that offenders can access, limit the amount of cash they can carry, require them to surrender passports and provide financial information at regular intervals.
Breaching an order carries a maximum sentence of five years prison or an unlimited fine.
The NCA hopes it will make the crooks ‘toxic’ to other gangsters due to the risk of them being monitored.
The ancillary orders include Serious Crime Prevention Orders, Financial Reporting Orders and Travel Restriction Orders.
The NCA has published an updated list of active ancillary orders for serious offenders, including 13 from the North West.
Alison Abbott, Head of Lifetime Management at the NCA, commented: “Many career criminals regard prison as an interruption which rarely marks the end of their involvement in organised crime. This is why NCA has a policy of Lifetime Management. Once a criminal is on our radar they will stay on it.
“These orders can include a wide variety of restrictions, all designed to limit the opportunities for criminals to engage in illegal activity. Part of their power is that they make offenders subject to an order toxic to other criminals; the very fact they are being monitored makes it risky for criminals to be associated with them for fear of coming onto our radar themselves.”
Convicted drug smuggler Andrew Watson, 35, cannot own or use a light aircraft or gyrocopter - a small helicopter.
Watson, from Prestwich, was jailed for 12 years at Liverpool Crown Court in 2011 for conspiracy to import cocaine after he played a key part in a £3.5m smuggling operation through an airport in Anglesey. His father David Watson, 60, who owned The Plough pub on Rainsough Brow, Prestwich, used his light aircraft to have the drugs flown in from France, and received a 20 year sentence at Liverpool Crown for the same offence as his son.
Andrew Watson is the subject of a five year Serious Crime Prevention Order enforceable on his release from prison which, as well as the aircraft ban, also limits the number of phones he can have, the amount of cash he can carry, and prevents him from making money transfers.
Michael Cahillane, 52, of Stanley Road, Stockport, was previously sentenced to 16 years at Liverpool Crown Court after admitting conspiracy to smuggle in connection with the same case. He has also been made the subject of a five-year SCPO which will commence on his release.
Grandad Robert Hamilton led a double life as an international drugs fixer – despite barely being able to walk.
Hamilton, now 68, who was awaiting a hip replacement operation at the time of his offences, linked drugs barons in the Netherlands with importers planning to smuggle 80kg a month of cocaine to dealers in Manchester and London.
He lived a quiet life in leafy Hale, Cheshire. But in a joint operation by Dutch police and the NCA he was secretly filmed over the course of several months in meetings with organised criminals at a cafe in Rotterdam.
Hamilton admitted conspiracy to import class A drugs and was sentenced to eight years at Manchester Crown Court in 2014. He must notify the NCA of he travels outside of England and Wales and details of any vehicles he owns as part of his order and has restrictions on the amount of cash he can carry, and use of bank accounts.
Carl Smith, 47, from Blackley, was convicted of offences involving class A drugs at Manchester Crown Court. On release he will be banned from importing goods into the UK and must tell the NCA of his business interests; ownership of vehicles and any changes to his name or identity.
Stephen Coldwell, also known as Stephan Caldwell, 29, from Oldham, was three weeks short of completing a 99-month sentence for burglary and drug offences when he became part of a plot to smuggle contraband into Forest Bank prison. He was caught with drugs and phones taped to his private parts, and jailed for another 20 months. He is now the subject of a five year order which includes a ban on having drug manufacturing equipment.
Michael Fish, 48 , of Chaddock Lane, Boothstown, Salford, was sentenced to 18 years for conspiracy to supply drugs and four years to run concurrently for money laundering in 2011. He will be the subject of a five year SCPO, which will start on his release.
Muhammad Younas, 43, from Cheadle, Stockport, who was convicted of money laundering at Birmingham Crown Court, is banned from running a money advice service as part of his order.
Paul Farrell, 37, from Fallowfield, south Manchester, was jailed in 2013 at Manchester Crown Court for being part of a gang which imported £2m worth of cannabis hidden in crates of onions. He has received a five-year SCPO, restricting his use of communication devices, cash, bank accounts and vehicles, and banning association with certain individuals.
Andrew Ian Carey, 42, a convicted drug dealer from Bury, was also given a SCPO for five years. He was jailed at Bolton Crown Court for nine years in 2010 for conspiracy to supply cocaine, but has since been released.
Andrew John Lewis Guest, 35, from Bolton, was jailed in 2011 at Liverpool Crown Court for ten years for conspiracy to supply cocaine. He is banned from travelling overseas as part of his order.
Mohammed Hanif, 44, from Rochdale, was behind a national heroin supply racket and was jailed at Preston Crown Court. He remains the subject of a five-year order until August 2019. It restricts his use of phones and vehicles.
Paul Gerald Partington, 51, from Oldham, must report all financial transactions, accounts, and assets for ten years. He was convicted in 2006 of conspiracy to supply cocaine and jailed for 12 years at Liverpool Crown Court.
Jonathan Robert Davies, 49, from Wythenshawe, has been issued with a 14 year financial reporting order after being convicted of offences involving Class A drugs at Liverpool Crown Court.
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