Gary Staples

Team Leader Illicit Tobacco Team

About Gary

A former Detective Sergeant in the Metropolitan Police Service with numerous commendations for Detective Ability and Bravery. Gary is a career detective with considerable experience of proactive and reactive policing, including postings on the Flying Squad and Organised Crime Task Force where he gained extensive experience when employing conventional and technical surveillance methods against organised crime groups. As a successful Senior Investigator at TM Eye Gary has specialised in investigating counterfeit offences, preparing and presenting numerous Private Criminal Prosecutions cases before the courts with an outstanding 100% conviction rate. Gary runs the Illicit Tobacco Team tackling organised criminal gangs involved in the manufacture and distribution of fake cigarettes, tobacco and packaging; as well as Vaping products, across the world.