‘Inept’ head of family drug-dealing gang sentenced to nine years in jail – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2015 in benefits, conspiracy, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘A couple who were part of a family-run multimillion-pound drugs ring spent £40,000 on their wedding and lived a lavish lifestyle while still claiming benefits, a court heard.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2015

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Woman who masterminded UK’s biggest illegal high racket jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 8th, 2015 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘Paula White, who made £3.6 million from selling illegal highs, which led to one man’s death, has been jailed for nine years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th June 2015

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Leaders of Wrexham drugs gang each jailed for 10 years – BBC News

Posted June 5th, 2015 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Two men have each received 10-year jail terms for leading a gang supplying cocaine worth tens of thousands of pounds into the Wrexham area.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2015

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Gang leader who smuggled £5m of cocaine in children’s jigsaws jailed for 15 years – The Independent

Posted May 26th, 2015 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘The head of a drug smuggling gang, which hid £5 million-worth of cocaine in children’s presents, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail.’

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The Independent, 23rd May 2015

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Footballer jailed for Gloucestershire drugs gang role – BBC News

Posted May 5th, 2015 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, gangs, news, sentencing by sally

‘Six men, including a former Cardiff City and QPR footballer, have been jailed for conspiring to supply cocaine, heroin and cannabis.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2015

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Man, 70, jailed for skippering £200m cocaine plot yacht – BBC News

Posted April 27th, 2015 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘A 70-year-old man who skippered a yacht across the Atlantic in a calamity-riddled £200m cocaine smuggling operation has been jailed for 10 years.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2015

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‘Superman’ ecstasy supplier Adrian Lubecki jailed – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2015 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who supplied “Superman” ecstasy tablets linked to two deaths in Suffolk has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 12th March 2015

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Parliamentary conference to discuss alternatives to UK’s failing drug laws – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2015 in drug abuse, drug offences, drug trafficking, news, parliament, United Nations by sally

‘A high-profile parliamentary conference is to be held next month to discuss alternatives to Britain’s failing drug laws and influence the international debate on drugs.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2015

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Butcher forced to help cut off own toe in ‘Tarantino-style’ torture ordeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 5th, 2015 in drug trafficking, grievous bodily harm, news, torture by sally

‘Former butcher Richard Headford told his attackers how to cut off his toe to make sure it was done cleanly.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2015

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Cocaine conspiracy fugitive Paul John Scott jailed – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, fugitive offenders, gangs, news, sentencing by sally

‘One of the UK’s most wanted fugitives, who was arrested on his return to Britain in a light aircraft, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2015

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Five men sentenced for importing drugs hidden in furniture – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2014 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Members of a criminal gang that operated across the UK and abroad have been jailed after the police seized £55m worth of drugs.’

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The Guardian, 12th September 2014

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Portsmouth docks cocaine smuggling gang jailed – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2014 in abuse of position of trust, drug trafficking, news, sentencing, ships by sally

‘Ten people have been jailed for up to 20 years for attempting to smuggle millions of pounds worth of cocaine in crates of bananas and pineapples.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2014

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R (on the application of Sandiford) (Appellant) v The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Respondent) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Sandiford) (Appellant) v The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Respondent) [2014] UKSC 44 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 16th July 2014

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Where does Lindsay Sandiford’s appeal leave the funding of lawyers abroad? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The appellant is a British national who was convicted of drug trafficking offences in Indonesia and sentenced to death. She is currently awaiting execution in prison in Bali. The respondent claimed to have a strict “bright line” policy never to provide legal funding in criminal proceedings abroad, even where the death penalty may apply. The Supreme Court granted permission to appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal only on the issue of whether the respondent’s policy was irrational or incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 21st July 2014

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Tulisa Contostavlos trial collapses over Mazher Mahmood’s evidence – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2014 in drug trafficking, evidence, media, news, trials, witnesses by sally

‘The trial of the singer and TV entertainer Tulisa Contostavlos over drugs allegations has dramatically collapsed after the judge ruled that the Sun investigative reporter whose evidence was central to the case had seemingly lied on oath.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2014

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Regina (Sandiford) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs – WLR Daily

Regina (Sandiford) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs; [2014] UKSC 44; [2014] WLR (D) 315

‘The policy of the Foreign Secretary to refuse to provide funding for legal representation to United Kingdom nationals who were facing the death penalty abroad was lawful.’

WLR Daily, 16th july 2014

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Lindsay Sandiford case: Bali death row drugs trafficker review call – BBC News

‘The UK Supreme Court has called on the British government to review the case of a grandmother facing execution in Indonesia on drug charges.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2014

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Drug smuggler Lindsay Sandiford takes death penalty case to UK supreme court – The Guardian

‘A British grandmother facing execution by firing squad in Indonesia for drug smuggling has no funds to mount a legal challenge against her sentence, the UK’s highest court has been told.’

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The Guardian, 4th June 2014

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Palestinian asylum seeker to be deported for ‘appalling crime history’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 6th, 2014 in asylum, deportation, drug trafficking, news, recidivists by tracey

‘A convicted Palestinian drug dealer is finally being thrown out of Britain after using the Human Rights Act to remain in the UK for an eight-year crime spree.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th May 2014

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Man jailed for smuggling cocaine in his trousers – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 23rd, 2014 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Hungarian national has been jailed for five years after Gatwick’s Border Force officers found £100,000 worth of cocaine in his trousers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd April 2014

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