Cardiff drugs gang sentenced to over 52 years

18/11/2011

Nine people involved in the supply of Class A drugs in the Cardiff area have been sentenced to a total of 52 years and two months imprisonment at Cardiff Crown Court, after being found guilty of a range of Class A drug supply offences.

The custodial sentences handed out today were:

 Raymond Legall - 12 years

Tufial Akthar - 8 years and 3 months

Mark Wainfur - 6 years and 9 months

Trevor Deen - 6 years

Giergi Shullani - 5 years and 4 months

Luke Tajul - 4 years and 6 months

Steven Brown - 4 years and 4 months

Christopher Pryzborowski - 3 years

Rodney Turner - 2 years

Senior Crown Prosecutor for the CPS Cymru-Wales Complex Case Unit, Felicity Galvin, said: "The nine people sentenced today are responsible for the large scale supply of heroin and cocaine in and around the Cardiff area.

"Drugs are a scourge on local communities up and down the country - they bring misery to families and encourage all manner of other criminal activity. We are therefore very pleased that these nine drug dealers are now unable to blight our communities with their criminality.

"Todays sentences are the end result of a thoroughly professional and detailed investigation carried out by a highly experienced team from South Wales Police. The Crown Prosecution Service worked in close partnership with them as investigations progressed, before taking the lead in bringing these criminals before the courts.

"Drug dealers and other serious criminals should be left in no doubt that the strong partnerships that exist between all agencies within the criminal justice system make us extremely confident of our ability to bring them to justice."