Stephen Lawrence murder suspect claimed his notoriety meant he was unable to focus on drugs trial, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 7th, 2018 in conspiracy, drug offences, drug trafficking, murder, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A man named as a suspect in the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his part in a multi-million drugs plot, despite attempts by his defence counsel to use the controversy surrounding the killing as grounds for leniency.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2018

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Teen jailed over friends’ Basshunter gig MDMA deaths – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2018 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager has been jailed for supplying the MDMA that killed two of his friends.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2018

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Review of the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 – Home Office

‘This review sought to measure changes in outcomes before and after the implementation of the Act, to provide an indication of whether its aims are being achieved.’

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Home Office, 19th November 2018

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Poor healthcare in jails is killing inmates, says NHS watchdog – The Guardian

‘Almost half of England’s jails are providing inadequate medical care to inmates, whose health is being damaged by widespread failings, the NHS watchdog has told MPs in a scathing briefing leaked to the Observer.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2018

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Seven jailed over plot to fly drugs into UK prisons with drones – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2018 in aircraft, conspiracy, drug trafficking, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘Seven members of a gang that used drones to airlift £500,000 worth of drugs into prisons have been given jail terms ranging from three to 10 years.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2018

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Drug dealer jailed for trafficking vulnerable children in ‘county lines’ operation – The Independent

‘A man who trafficked three children, including a 14-year-old girl, to use as drug dealers in a “county lines” ring has been jailed for 14 years in a landmark prosecution.’

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The Independent, 4th October 2018

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Cyprus-based drug dealer who got mum to run business jailed – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2018 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, gangs, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Cyprus-based dealer who got his mother to run a £300,000 drug ring from the UK has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 3rd September 2018

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Modern slavery law review as gangs ‘evolve’ – BBC News

‘The UK’s modern slavery legislation is to be reviewed as criminal gangs find new ways to exploit victims, the Home Office has announced.’

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BBC News, 30th July 2018

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One of Britain’s biggest drug dealers convicted of running £68m into UK – The Independent

Posted June 14th, 2018 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by tracey

‘One of Britain’s biggest drugs dealers has been convicted for his part in running £68m of cocaine and cannabis into the UK.’

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The Independent, 14th June 2018

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New taskforce to take action against violent crime – Home Office

Posted April 27th, 2018 in crime prevention, drug trafficking, press releases, violence by tracey

‘Home Secretary announces membership of new cross-party taskforce to take action against violent crime.’

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Home Office, 25th April 2018

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Gang members jailed for modern slavery – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Two London gang members who trafficked a teenage girl to Swansea to deal heroin and crack cocaine have been jailed.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th April 2018

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Former Stephen Lawrence suspect Neil Acourt ordered to repay drug money – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2018 in confiscation, drug trafficking, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘A former suspect in the murder of Stephen Lawrence has been ordered to repay £6,000 reaped from a drug ring or face more time behind bars.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2018

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Drugs gang leader jailed over £2m Manchester cocaine ring – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2018 in conspiracy, drug offences, drug trafficking, gangs, news, sentencing by sally

‘The leader of a drugs gang that ran a cocaine supply ring worth more than £2m has been jailed for nine years.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2018

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British children being forced into modern slavery in UK as 5,000 potential victims found – The Independent

‘British children are being forced into modern slavery in the UK as more potential victims are reported than ever before. A total of 5,145 potential victims were referred into the system last year, an increase of 35 per cent on the year before, and the National Crime Agency (NCA) believes the number will continue to rise.’

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The Independent, 25th March 2018

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Manchester students jailed for selling £800k of drugs on dark web – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2018 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, internet, news, sentencing, young persons by sally

‘A gang of students from the University of Manchester who funded a luxury lifestyle by selling more than £800,000 worth of drugs on the dark web have been jailed for up to 15 years.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2018

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Man convicted of flying drones into HMP Birmingham – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 20th, 2017 in aircraft, drug trafficking, news, prisons by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for five years today after being convicted of flying drones carrying £35,000 worth of drugs and contraband items into prison grounds.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th December 2017

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Eight jailed over plot to smuggle drugs and phones into UK prisons – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2017 in aircraft, conspiracy, drug trafficking, news, prisons, telecommunications by sally

‘Eight people have been jailed for taking part in a plot to smuggle cannabis and mobile phones into prisons in England and Scotland using drones.’

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The Guardian, 13th December 2017

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Pair guilty of human trafficking after drugs raid in UK legal first – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2017 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, gangs, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Two gang members who ran a so-called “county line” drug network have been convicted of human trafficking in the first case of its kind.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2017

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Drug dealer using dark web to sell fentanyl jailed for over 13 years – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2017 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, internet, news, sentencing by sally

‘A drug dealer who sold substances including the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl on the dark web has been jailed for more than 13 years.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2017

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Cocaine smuggling Bianca skipper found guilty – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2017 in drug trafficking, news by tracey

‘The skipper of a fishing boat has been convicted of one of Britain’s biggest-ever cocaine smuggling operations.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2017

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