The Miranda Enquiry
We had missed the first attempt to make arrests in
connection with this team of importers / distributors (see 'Operation
Flogger') some months earlier. The informant was providing fresh information and
this was being acted on immediately ...
Wednesday 16th May, 1990
1600hrs return to office and Front
Street, Pembroke re O858 (hire cycle) - Miranda observations. Out to Southampton and
search of surrounding area - guest houses, Ming's, Pillar Ville.
1810hrs Return to Office. Out to West re Miranda & O858 -
observations. Locate vehicle and complete observations.
2030hrs observations @ Crown Lane, Southampton. Complete
2400hrs off duty
Thursday 17th May, 1990
0600hrs on duty re search for O858 -
asnt @ Southampton. To Royal Viking Star (cruise ship) and liaise with security on
0910hrs return to office. Briefing after - change of
1030hrs Reggie Ming's (Justice of the Peace) residence re
warrants. To Front Street - Royal Viking Star - re photos of suspects
1155hrs Return to Narco office - DS completes observations on
O858. Complete details of Dears file and return to exhibits
1220hrs complete arrest file of Dillas completed & file
C/Insp Ramsey. Out to East of Collector's Hill re observations on
1330hrs Leave Collector's Hill and to shed no. 1. Onto Viking Star ship,
met by security @ 1330hrs
1440hrs ship out (it left the dock and set sail for the USA with
us on board!).
1430hrs with chief purser to cabin 178M. Angela Trapasso
arrested - keep notes.
1502hrs Leave room
1510hrs Board pilot vessel with Trapasso
1540hrs St Georges & to Echo (St Georges Police Station)
1545hrs @ East (St Georges police station) - notes kept
1723hrs statement recorded
1837hrs statement concluded. Office meeting. Out re
observations @ Crown Lane with 334. Return to office
2230hrs off duty.
Friday 18th May, 1990
0645hrs On duty @ office corres. re
seizure report & exhibits for Trapasso. Complete Telco warrant in name of DI
Jackson. Complete fax details re interception of Trapasso contact & arrange for
interception with FBI / DEA (?) to DI Jackson. Type warrants: 1. South Road, Pilla
Ville, A. Miranda, 2. Crown House, T. Ming, 3. Crown Lane, D. Dillas
0900hrs On duty
0915hrs To Mr. Mings & warrants signed
0945hrs Return to office
1015hrs Return to Mr. Ming's re warrant for A. Miranda @ Smith's
Parish - McGall's Hill. To Saucos Hill & Observations with DS's re Miranda &
O858. Move to residence
1152hrs Enter apartment - lower - and arrest of Antonio and
Rosalva Miranda. C.9015716 refers. Search of premises - complete notes.
1630 hrs leave premises
1644hrs @ office - copy all notes & to incident room with 334
re exhibits sorting & labeling. To Narco - briefing.
2054hrs Out re obs. to Lighthouse Road.
Crown Lane res. - above, with DI Jackson who detains Colin Smith.
2217hrs search Smith. WPC Vickers in re Mrs Ming.
Smith searched by DS
2230hrs Colin Symonds searched @ residence. Leave Crown
Lane for HPS.
2249hrs Miranda from cell - statement taken
0017hrs statement concludes
0022hrs complete statement in presence of Miranda and leave HPS.
Office and debrief
0100hrs off duty
Saturday 19th May, 1990
0705hrs on duty @ office. Type
warrant re Smith at Breezy Cottages, South Road, Southampton
0725hrs To Mr. Mings. Warrant sworn
0800hrs out to search @ Loyalty Drive, Somerset. Take notes
as DS searches & exhibits. Conclude search and return to office via Breezy
cottages. South Road, Southampton. DS with Colin Smith (as at 2054 hrs
Parakeet for refreshments.
To office collate info
1200hrs Briefing @ incident room
Meet with Mr. Julian Hall at HPS
1240hrs Mr. Hall with DS & self in Inspectors office
1242hrs Miranda to front HPS interview room with Mr. Hall.
1255hrs Miranda to gaoler
1305hrs to office. Briefing with DCI Ramsey.
diary & collate Miranda correspondence
1450hrs Out to HPS. Held back by call from Sherwin Jones on 236
5883 - re premises rented by Miranda
1505hrs To HPS
1515hrs Miranda out of cell - gaolers record
1520hrs @ incident room. Record statement @ incident room -
Q & A
2010hrs Record concludes. Miranda to HPS
2020hrs Miranda to cell. Return to office
2030hrs off duty.