Dextera Global has brought together a pool of talent and expertise in order to respond to the increasing demand for training and support required when facing the new and emerging risk from the next generation of transnational organised crime, terrorism and commercial threats.
Our experts have extensive international experience and have been involved at the highest level of intelligence-led policing, dealing with the upper echelons of serious crime. Many experts are cleared to top UK security levels and are regarded as current in their expertise under EU policy regulations.
Dextera Global will devise effective strategies to combat new and on-going threats. We will deliver a bespoke solution to your situation whether it is training, support or advisory needs. Our experts can deliver comprehensive strategic and tactical planning in response to your clearly defined requirements.
Our experts include:
Martin Dubbey specialist in Strategic Planning / Leadership & Management / Drugs
Martin Dubbey, Managing Director
Martin was a former Head of Drugs Intelligence for SOCA and HM Revenue and Customs with extensive worldwide experience of drugs, money laundering operations and the strategic picture of organised crime. He implemented and coordinated strategies on a transnational basis in delivering results and responding to threats through an appropriate mix of multi layered strategic, operational, covert, forensic and media activity.
Martin was involved within SOCA for the implementation of the first UK national intelligence-led tasking and coordination process. He has briefed many countries on this model. As the UK recognised expert on cocaine and synthetic drugs, Martin has contributed to EU policy development and operational forum such as the Combined Operational Strategic Planning Groups for Police (COSPOL). He has significant experience of EU project bids and implementation. He has worked closely in the drafting of the UK Threat Assessment, EU Organised Crime Threat Assessment and UN World Drug Report and also with US authorities in the development of the strategic understanding of cocaine flows worldwide.
Martin was a former UK Drug Liaison Officer in Miami, Belize and the British Overseas territories working closely with local host and US agencies. He has specialised in the threat of organised crime to transport systems and worked extensively worldwide against the use of shipping and sea containers in trafficking operations.
He is a member of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and the European Network of Drugs Expertise. Martin holds an MSc in International Criminal Justice and is a recipient of the US International Narcotics Award of Honour.
Paul Bergin specialist in Human Intelligence / Training / Compliance
Paul Bergin, Director
Formerly the Head of Compliance & Excellence within the Intelligence Directorate of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), responsible for the training and development of staff involved in HUMINT (Human Intelligence), Covert Operations, Witness Protection, Debriefing and Leadership Development.
With 32 years in law enforcement he brings significant experience of managing and leading multi-agency, national and International operations. His skills as a practitioner in advanced surveillance and Covert Human Intelligence Source (CHIS) operations are now directed towards developing world class training. He has designed and delivered bespoke covert training to UK and overseas law enforcement agencies notably in Europe, the Middle East and South America. Paul was a member of national and international law enforcement forums for CHIS and covert techniques.
Alan Percival specialist in Human Intelligence / Witness Protection / Training
Alan Percival, Director
Alan Percival brings a unique insight on organised crime, drugs and fraud. Until October 2010, he led Covert Operations for the United Kingdom’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) with additional command for Witness & Protected Persons and Debriefing Unit.
Prior to 2005, Alan led intelligence and investigation operations involving drug trafficking, fraud, tax evasion and anti-corruption as a member of the Investigation Service of HM Revenue and Customs.. He also led a number of intelligence teams focusing on the disruption of organised crime groups of which the profiling of freight and passenger movements throughout Europe played an important role. He also led intelligence and evidence gathering activity to combat the corrupt activities of staff within controlled areas of docks and airports in the UK. His achievements have stretched to the development and delivery of bespoke, innovative and incisive selection and training services across the full range of Human Intelligence environments. This included surveillance, informant handling, management, witness protection, covert operations and tradecraft to support all forms of covert activity.
Alan has worked extensively overseas including Europe, Middle East, North America, Central America, South America and Africa in an operational and senior management capacity representing the UK and Europe on crime and fraud matters at national and international strategic forums.
P.M. specialist in Strategic Planning / Drugs / Threat Assessment
P.M. was formerly responsible for the strategic coordination of two drugs programmes in the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). The first programme related to the supply of drugs, primarily heroin, from Asia and the Middle East to the UK. The second related to the supply of drugs in the UK, where he instituted a forensic project to analyse all illicit drug seizures throughout the country, demonstrating compelling evidence of the nature and scale of drug markets. Previously, he was the National Heroin Coordinator for HM Revenue and Customs, implementing strategies that successfully led to an increase in seizures of heroin in the UK. He was also the Assistant Chief Investigation Officer with Branch Command for the counter–heroin teams, having previously served as a Senior Investigating Officer. He has commanded and managed many complex transnational operations, including five years as the UK’s Liaison Officer in Cyprus, where he also had responsibility for Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Jordan. He has extensive experience delivering training and equipment programmes in the Middle East. He has travelled extensively in the region and more recently to Turkey, UAE, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
P.S. specialist in Countering Commercial Smuggling / Technical Collection / Human Intelligence
P.S. as a Branch Head was responsible for the day-to-day management of both strategic and operational levels of many of the Serious Organised Crime Agency’s covert collection capabilities. He oversaw operational and resource management of staff engaged in covert intelligence gathering techniques, including technical surveillance and Human Intelligence (HUMINT), both nationally and internationally. Formerly, as an Assistant Chief Investigation Officer (A.C.I.O.) in HM Revenue and Customs, he commanded the deployment of more than fifty Drugs Liaison Officers posted overseas in North and South America and the Caribbean. At the same level he led a Branch of more than a hundred officers deployed on counter-commercial smuggling duties, specifically cigarettes, and including brand protection, counterfeiting and revenue evasion on all tobacco and alcohol goods. He has extensive operational experience of anti-corruption cases and was highly regarded as the UK’s Drugs Liaison Officer in Madrid for several years. He speaks fluent Spanish.
M.R. specialist in Border Control / Maritime Shipping & Container Security
M.R. is a former member of HM Revenue & Customs and the UK Border Agency (UKBA) with 38 years of border control experience. He was involved in running the UKBA’s national intelligence team, and specialised in commercial shipping. He was responsible for delivering intelligence to front line targeting, border control and investigation teams, covering case specific operations, maritime threats, risks, trends and profile analysis of suspicious shipping, and container movements around the world. He was also responsible for collaborative intelligence exchange with UK partner law enforcement agencies and international Customs/border control agencies, in the maritime arena. His expertise was recognised in forums such as the World Customs Organisation (WCO), OLAF (European Anti-Fraud Office) and the commercial shipping industry through the trade association, the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO). He remains a recognised expert on commercial shipping and the techniques employed by organised criminals to exploit it for trafficking purposes.
C.H. specialist in Border Control and Technology / Biometric Admissions / Data Management
C.H. is a former Assistant Director in the UK Border Agency (UKBA) with 34 years experience of front line operations (in the UK and abroad) and of the technology which supports border control and migration processing. He has led database projects in visa processing, intelligence and knowledge management and has provided operational input into a number of recent high-profile technology projects. He also led the prototyping of biometric-based admission systems and other innovative approaches to passenger processing, and has served as a point of contact for advice to technology suppliers and UKBA senior management. He was an early collaborator and R&D lead in the UKBA's e-Borders programme and went on to work with overseas agencies on passport verification. He has been a contributor to IATA, ICAO, IGC, EU and Frontex seminars as well as a speaker at international border security conferences.
R.T. specialist in Border Control and Technology / Detection & Scanning Equipment / Training
R.T. has a thorough knowledge of customs and border operations, legislation and processes. He has specialised over the past five years in the development of technology to enhance border control. He has worked extensively internationally to develop technical requirements and evaluation criteria, and crafted the business cases to enable border technology decision-making. This has included the implementation of low dose x-ray scanning for passenger internal concealments, millimetre wave cameras to detect body concealments and the implementation of a cocaine/heroin baggage scanner at London Heathrow Airport. He has represented the UK in numerous law enforcement technology fora and recently gained European funding for the formation of the EU Technology Forum. He is highly experienced in the implementation and management of detector dog systems and has travelled worldwide delivering practical border control training and as capacity building consultant.
J.F. specialist in Anti-Money Laundering / Suspicious Activity Reporting / Financial Intelligence Unit
J.F. was the former Head of the United Kingdom Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). As such, he was responsible for the Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) regime and close interaction with the financial community. His unit handled SARs reporting - and the 'CONSENT' regime - involving collection, analysis and dissemination to relevant crime areas (such as drugs, counter-terrorism, and counter-proliferation and overseas interaction through the EGMONT process. JF is an expert in Anti-Money Laundering. Prior to this, he was the UK’s Senior Liaison Officer in Washington, where he gained extensive experience dealing with US departments worldwide. He was also an Assistant Chief Investigation Officer with operational command of the anti-cocaine and synthetic branch of HM Revenue and Customs and has worked in a policy capacity in the Cabinet Office helping write the government's drug strategy 'Tackling Drugs To Build A Better Britain' (1998). He is currently working In Kosovo assisting the Ministry of Justice's new Agency for the Sequestration or Confiscation of Assets.
T.R. specialist in Technical Collection / Maritime Shipping & Container Security / Training
T.R. is a former member of the Serious Organised Crime Agency’s International Network, Global Response Teams, where his wealth of international experience was deployed in various overseas locations to scope, analyse and advise on major crime threats to host country governments, their law enforcement and security agencies and on the threat posed to the UK. He has served in various operational and intelligence roles and is recognised as an expert in the use and training of technical and traditional surveillance methods, which he has delivered to both UK and foreign law enforcement and intelligence agencies. He spent four years as the UK’s Liaison Officer in the Caribbean region and facilitated and delivered numerous training courses there, including: setting up and managing specialist Vetted Units; technical and traditional surveillance; coordination, command and control of sea, air and land-based assets to tackle the maritime threat; profiling and rummage of sea containers: profiling of suspect vessels and crew; and profiling and search of air couriers.
M.J.R. specialist in Hostage Negotiation / Kidnap / Extradition
M.J.R. is an experienced former police officer with thirty years of service in Surrey Police, the National Crime Squad and the Serious Organised Crime Agency. During this time, he distinguished himself in the leadership of several major UK and transnational investigations of serious crime including drug trafficking. He specialises in the development of overseas evidence and the use of extradition to support cases. A trained hostage negotiator since 1995, he has been directly involved in successfully resolving numerous critical incidents involving extortion, kidnapping, armed sieges and suicide interventions.
M.J.D. specialist in Capacity Building / Regulatory Compliance / Threats to Private Industry
M.J.D. has 32 years of experience, of which nine were spent on the African continent as the UK’s Drug Liaison Officer, setting up two new posts and developing Vetted Units. More recently, he was responsible within SOCA for the Chemical Control Team, which set up and ran a system for suspicious transactions to be reported by the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, in line with legislative requirements. He also oversaw the developing relationship between SOCA and private industry. This involved responsibility for issuing “Alerts” warning the private sector of specific criminal threats against them, allowing preventative measures to be taken. MJD is also an expert in the system of control measures that can be exercised in the UK’s Lifetime Offender Management Programme.
S.W. specialist in Capacity Building / Technical Collection / Risk Management
S.W. has specialised in the heroin trade for over twenty years at both the operational and strategic level. He spent five years in Turkey as the UK’s senior Liaison Officer, developing his specialised knowledge and understanding of the region and his proficiency in the language. He has travelled extensively and worked jointly in many jurisdictions in operations against the heroin trade. In his last posting at the Serious Organised Crime Agency, he was the regional manager responsible for the overseas liaison network based in North America, Africa and parts of the Middle East. This involved command of operations, intelligence coordination and capacity building throughout these regions. He holds certificates in Risk Management and Internal Audit.
C.K. specialist in Multi-Agency Working / EU Project Management / Crime Threats
C.K. had major success in setting up the joint Customs/ SOCA/ Metropolitan Police Middle Market Drugs Project (MMDP). This is a model of excellence in multi-agency working that has been presented to many international delegations. He has also been a Branch commander in SOCA with responsibility for leading investigation teams in many complex international trafficking operations. He has experience in the management, bidding and delivery process of major EU projects in Northern Europe. This included working with the commercial sector and EU governments on cigarette trafficking to develop mutual cooperation in response to this threat to tax systems. He was widely regarded as the Customs and SOCA expert on trafficking by small craft and has been awarded an M.B.E. for services to UK Law Enforcement.