Pilot ‘Biggles’ jailed over £33m cocaine smuggling ring – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2016 in aircraft, conspiracy, drug trafficking, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘A pilot nicknamed Biggles has been jailed for 19 years for smuggling £33.5m worth of cocaine into Britain.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2016

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Fake ambulance drug smugglers jailed for between 18 and 28 years – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2015 in drug offences, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘Three drug smugglers have been jailed for at least 18 years each for transporting as much as £1.6bn worth of cocaine and heroin into the UK using a fleet of fake ambulances.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2015

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Gatwick baggage handler jailed for drug smuggling – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2015 in airports, drug offences, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘A baggage handler at Gatwick airport has been jailed with three others for smuggling drugs worth a total of £700,000 into Britain.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2015

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Gang convicted of smuggling £1.6bn of drugs into UK in fake ambulances – The Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2015 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, news by sally

‘Three drug smugglers have been convicted of transporting as much as £1.6bn worth of cocaine and heroin into the UK using a fleet of fake ambulances.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2015

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Two sentenced for plotting to bring up to three tonnes of cocaine to the streets of Europe – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 20th, 2015 in drug trafficking, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Anthony Dennis and Anthony Wilson were sentenced yesterday at the Old Bailey to over 25 years for a major drug smuggling operation.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th November 2015

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Man jailed after turning up in court dock with large amount of cocaine – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2015 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who was acquitted of conspiring to supply cocaine and heroin has been sentenced to 21 months in jail after he was found with a bag of cocaine on him while he sat in the dock.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2015

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Is taking drugs a human right? A cross-party group of MPs and peers think so – The Independent

‘Taking drugs is a human right, according to a cross-party group of MPs and peers who want to legalise the possession, purchase and growing of drugs.’

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The Independent, 19th August 2015

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Breaking Bad fan found guilty of ordering ricin delivery from FBI agent – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2015 in chemical weapons, drug trafficking, news, terrorism by sally

‘A Liverpool man has been found guilty of ordering a “Breaking Bad-style” delivery of enough ricin to kill 1,400 people from an undercover FBI agent.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2015

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Cannabis growers should not face prosecution, says police chief who has stopped targeting ‘small-scale’ producers – The Independent

Posted July 22nd, 2015 in drug abuse, drug offences, drug trafficking, news, police by sally

‘Police throughout England and Wales are being urged to end the blanket criminal prosecution of all cannabis growers by a north-east police commissioner who says his force is already by-passing Home Office guidelines on cultivating the banned drug and no longer targets small-scale production.’

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The Independent, 22nd July 2015

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‘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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