Newport drugs gang sentenced

|News, Drug offences

A gang that brought and distributed nearly £2m of cocaine in the Newport area have been sentenced over a two day period at Newport Crown Court.

Sixteen people have been sentenced as a result of Operation Finch, which saw the gang being investigated for almost a year before a series of arrests.

The gang used various premises in and around Newport to store the drugs while running a dedicated drugs line from a mobile phone and a courier service.

Iwan Jenkins of the CPS said: “This operation uncovered significant amounts of cocaine being sold on the streets of Newport.

“The group was well organised with each person having their own role to play.  The recovered drugs were of high purity.

“The CPS provided detailed advice from the early stages of this complicated investigation, resulting in these guilty pleas and verdicts.”

A total of 100 years’ imprisonment was imposed over the two days of sentencing.

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