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Showing 1 - 10 of 26 results for crime type "Drug offences" & area "CPS"

‘County lines’ drug dealer found guilty of stabbing a police officer during arrest

A ‘county lines’ drug dealer was today found guilty of stabbing a police officer during his arrest for supplying drugs on 21 February 2019.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Drug offences , CPS, Wessex News

Man jailed for swallowing 67 cocaine wraps before flying from Brazil to Heathrow

A man who swallowed 67 wraps of cocaine before taking a flight from Brazil to London has been jailed for four years.

| Press Release , Drug offences , CPS, London North News

Three men convicted of involvement in Bridgend drug-running

Three men who planned to flood Bridgend with class A drugs have been convicted at Cardiff Crown Court of conspiracy to supply drugs and being concerned in supplying drugs.

| Press Release , Drug offences , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

Gang jailed for laundering £1m in cocaine and ketamine cash

Eleven men have been sentenced to a total of more than 65 years between them for their roles laundering £1m in drug money over a six-month period including a sale of 50kg of ketamine.

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Drug offences , CPS News

Newton Heath man jailed after gun and hand grenade found in van

A 54-year-old man has been jailed for eight years for being in possession of a gun, hand grenade, ammunition and Class B drugs earlier this year.

| Press Release , Drug offences , CPS, North West News

Wrexham man jailed after drugs and shotguns found in shipping container

A man has been jailed at Mold Crown Court for possessing shotguns without a licence and possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.

| Press Release , Drug offences , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

Man sentenced for drugs offences and trafficking child

A man has been sentenced at Swansea Crown Court for trafficking a child to Llanelli in order to sell drugs.

| Press Release , Drug offences , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

Manchester drug dealers jailed for county lines 'cuckooing' operation in Cumbria

Three 19-year-old Manchester men have been jailed for a total of nine years for forcing a vulnerable drug user to become involved in the sale of drugs in Cumbria.

| Press Release , Drug offences , CPS, North West News

Dark web drug dealer jailed after rebooting world’s biggest online drug marketplace

A dark web drug dealer has been convicted after he rebooted notorious trading website Silk Road when it was shut down by the FBI.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime, Drug offences, Sexual offences , CPS News

Cocaine smuggling gang sentenced to 120 years over Cornwall boat plot

A gang who tried to smuggle £112m worth of cocaine into Cornwall on a boat have been jailed after a CPS/NCA prosecution.

| Press Release , Drug offences , CPS News

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Richard Paull
Email: richard.paull@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02920 803950

East Midlands
Graham Buchanan
Email: Graham.Buchanan@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0115 852 3343

East of England
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Telephone: 01245 455027

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Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 020 7147 7937/020 3357 1994

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Jackie Rand
Email: jackie.rand@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0151 239 6334

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Chris Black
Email: chris.black@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0191 260 4216

North West
Anne Collins
Email: Anne.Collins@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 01772 208283 / 01772 208267

South East
Cheryl Pendry
Email: cheryl.pendry@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 01227 655862 / 07876 390054

South West
Gary Cockram
Email: gary.cockram@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0117 930 2968

Thames and Chiltern
Angie Patton
Email: Angie.Patton@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01189 513625

Wessex
Marie-Dominique Meunier
Email: marie.meunier@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673809

West Midlands
Riddhi Mardania
Email: Riddhi.Mardania@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0121 262 1583

Yorkshire and Humberside
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Email: elizabeth.ogborn@cps.gov.uk
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