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Operation Julie: Living Undercover

We’re continuing our investigation into the story of ‘Operation Julie’, which was a UK police investigation into LSD production by two drug rings during the mid-1970s and resulted in the break-up of one of the largest LSD manufacturing operations in the world.

In this third episode, Stephen takes a trip with Blue to Liverpool and meets a person called Bill, who wants help arranging a large cocaine deal. Stephen also gets challenged by both Bill and Smiles; asking if he’s a cop. How will he respond?

Researched, produced and presented by John & Sally. Narration by Richard Ashwell

Operation Julie: Going Undercover

Join us as we continue our investigation into the story of ‘Operation Julie’, which was a UK police investigation into LSD production by two drug rings during the mid-1970s and resulted in the break-up of one of the largest LSD manufacturing operations in the world.

In this second episode, Stephen explains how he prepared with Eric to go undercover in the small community of ‘LLanddewi Brefi’ in Wales, to meet their target. A person with the nickname of ‘Smiles’

Researched, produced and presented by John & Sally. Narration by Richard Ashwell

You’ll hear us talk about the current ‘Undercover Policing Inquiry’ a lot in these shows, if you want to find out more information about this. This is the official website 

New Episode “Operation Julie: Part 1”

In a new episode of ‘True Crime Investigators UK’, we tell you the story of ‘Operation Julie’ which was a UK police investigation into LSD production by two drug rings during the mid-1970s and resulted in the break-up of one of the largest LSD manufacturing operations in the world.

In this four part series, we’ll be interviewing one of the undercover officers involved in the operation; Stephen Bentley and discuss the twists, turns and dangers of the investigation. As well as the people he had to get close to. We’ll also be talking about wider issues within undercover policing.

In this first episode, we explain the reasons ‘Operation Julie’ began and the surveillance Stephen undertook at Plas Llysyn in Carno, Wales.