Ross Bell

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First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Four men get 27-year sentences for £28m phone and chip fraud

Kent-based gang used company for import and export VAT fiddleFour men have been sentenced to over 27 years in prison for their part in a £28 million “missing trader” fraud case involving mobile phones and computer chips.The gang traded under a Kent-based ... [Published Mobile News - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Ross Bell: Law change a comedown for legal high industry

New Zealand has been dealing with new and novel psychoactive substances for longer than any other country. Photo / Sarah IveyIf Star Trek has taught me anything, it is that sometimes you need to change the rules in order to win. When faced with his third ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Pre-job testing finds few on drugs

Govt says low numbers show that policy is a deterrent, but critics say it is not necessary and a `smokescreen'. Debbie Power, deputy chief executive of Winz' parent ministry, said drug testing was required for jobs in which heavy machinery or extra ... [Published New Zealand Herald - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Southern mayors: Ban legal highs

The southern mayors are taking the fight on legal highs to parliament and asking for an outright ban.But the national drug agency says the mayors stance shows they have no understanding of the law.Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt, Southland District Mayor ... [Published Waikato Times - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Mobile phone ring jailed over £28m VAT fraud

Four men who used a limited company to carry out a £28million VAT fraud on the imports of mobile phones and computer chips have been jailed for a total of 27-and-a-half years.Brian Murray and Ross Bell, directors of Amber Communications Ltd, and Lonnie ... [Published Contractor UK - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Live chat: Kiwis' drug use

An invisible swathe of middle-class New Zealanders are drinking heavily and indulging in drugs, a new survey has found.Fairfax Media's involvement in the Global Drugs Survey on worldwide drug use has for the first time revealed how entrenched alcohol ... [Published Free Internet Press - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

It's how we're drinking . . . and smoking and snorting

An invisible swath of middle-class New Zealanders are drinking heavily and indulging in drugs, a new survey has found.Fairfax Media's involvement in the Global Drugs Survey on worldwide drug use has for the first time revealed how entrenched alcohol and ... [Published Taranaki Daily News - Apr 13 2014]
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First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 2 reports

News story: £28m mobile phone VAT fraudsters jailed

Brian Murray, Ross Bell, Lonnie Smith and Gary Salter, all from Kent, committed the multi-million pound fraud, claiming fraudulent VAT repayments for mobile phones and computer chips imported from Europe and the United States.Her Majesty’s Revenue and ... [Published Department for Transport - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

New Zealand’s Legalization of Synthetic Drugs Not Influencing U.S.

The remote location of New Zealand means that it does not have drugs continuously flooding into it via smuggling operations, a problem many other parts of the world have to contend with. This fact, however, does not mean the rates of drug abuse are lower ... [Published The Guardian Express - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Duncan Garner: Communities can ban synthetics

I can hear the frustration from the parents. I can – loud and clear.I know you think the Government’s crack-down on synthetic highs hasn’t worked.And it hasn’t has it?So many of these evil substances are still available – despite the new law.Thousands ... [Published RadioLIVE - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

It's Been Eight Months Since New Zealand Stopped Banning Designer Drugs

Last July, New Zealand has ushered in a world-first law aimed at regulating controversial synthetic drugs and herbal highs that get sold over-the-counter with droll names like Kronic, Thai Hi and Giggle. The radical Psychoactive Substances Act sees the ... [Published VICE - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 05 2014 - Updated Apr 05 2014 - 1 reports

Organisation backs Govt's legal high laws

New Zealand Drug Foundation's CEO wants to see how legal high legislation plays out (Photo: Jared Mason) A drug education organisation thinks communities and local councils need to back the Government's legal high laws.It comes after thousands of people ... [Published 3 News - Apr 05 2014]

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Four men get 27-year sentences for £28m phone a... [Published Mobile News - Apr 23 2014]
Ross Bell: Law change a comedown for legal high... [Published New Zealand Herald - Apr 23 2014]
Legal-high retailers facing zone threat [Published Otago Daily Times - Apr 21 2014]
Pre-job testing finds few on drugs [Published New Zealand Herald - Apr 21 2014]
Southern mayors: Ban legal highs [Published Waikato Times - Apr 18 2014]
Mobile phone ring jailed over £28m VAT fraud [Published Contractor UK - Apr 14 2014]
Live chat: Kiwis' drug use [Published Free Internet Press - Apr 14 2014]
It's how we're drinking . . . and smoking and s... [Published Taranaki Daily News - Apr 13 2014]
News story: £28m mobile phone VAT fraudsters ja... [Published Department for Transport - Apr 11 2014]
£28m mobile phone VAT fraudsters jailed [Published MyNewsDesk - Apr 10 2014]
New Zealand’s Legalization of Synthetic Drugs N... [Published The Guardian Express - Apr 09 2014]
Duncan Garner: Communities can ban synthetics [Published RadioLIVE - Apr 07 2014]
It's Been Eight Months Since New Zealand Stoppe... [Published VICE - Apr 07 2014]
Organisation backs Govt's legal high laws [Published 3 News - Apr 05 2014]
Liquor putting tots in hospital [Published New Zealand Herald - Mar 15 2014]
Not regulating 'legal highs' condemns drug user... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 03 2014]
Not regulating 'legal highs' condemns drug user... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Mar 03 2014]
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