- Assistant Director - General Aviation Multi-Agency Hub
- Home Office Intelligence – Border Force, UK
Michelle Conyers is the Assistant Director in Home Office Intelligence who leads the General Aviation Multi-Agency Hub (GA MAH). The team has national responsibility for General Aviation and seeks to disrupt, deter and detect criminal exploitation in GA, identifying flights and subjects of interest and issues targets for front line interdiction. The team is made up of Home Office Intelligence Officers and Policing colleagues, with close links to NCA, national security partners and industry regulators.
Michelle has had a long career in Border Force and previously Customs and Excise, working both in front line operations and Intelligence/Targeting roles, across multiple transport modes. She is particularly keen to raise the profile of GA across law enforcement, both domestically and internationally, to develop relationships and encourage partnership working, producing effective joint outcomes.
Challenges for small ports and airfields
As perpetrators of trafficking human beings (THB) and international crimes, such as smuggling of drugs or illicit goods, continue to show signs of avoiding commercial airlines, there is evidence that regional airlines and airports, as well as light aircraft into small private aerodromes and fields, are being used for these activities, where the handling of […]