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Showing 1 - 10 of 17 results for crime type "Drug offences" & area "CPS"

Kingpin of North Wales drugs gangs sentenced

The boss of a multi-million pound Class A drug-smuggling operation, has been sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment.

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

Boyfriend found guilty of the manslaughter of Louella Fletcher-Michie

A musician who supplied his girlfriend with an illegal Class A drug at a festival has today been convicted of her manslaughter by gross negligence.

| Press Release , Drug offences , CPS, Wessex News

UK Border Force official convicted of gun-running

A UK Border Force official has been convicted of working with other men to smuggle drugs and firearms into the UK.

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

Drug-dealing pair convicted after hiding £1m of cocaine in electric compartment hidden inside bookcase

Drug dealers who hid £1m worth of cocaine in a secret remote control activated compartment inside a book case have been jailed for a total of 20 years.

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

County lines drug-dealer jailed under modern slavery laws

A drug dealer has today (4 October) been jailed for exploiting children as part of a ‘county lines’ operation between Birmingham and Lincolnshire.

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

Teen gang members jailed for running drugs across county lines

Five London drug dealers have been sentenced to a total of 36 years' imprisonment for running a ‘county lines’ network.

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

Drugs baron jailed for 32 years over £40m cocaine and cannabis plot

A drugs baron who organised for £40m of cannabis and cocaine to be imported into the UK from Holland has been jailed for 32 years today (13 June) following a successful application by the CPS to bring him back to the UK to face trial.  

| Press Release , Drug offences , CPS News

Helicopter drug smuggling gang jailed

Members of a cocaine smuggling gang have been sentenced to a total of 25 years in prison after a helicopter was used to transport the drug into the UK from France.

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

Gang members jailed for modern slavery

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

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

Former students jailed after selling drugs on the dark web

A group of former students have been jailed for their roles in a network buying and selling drugs worth millions of dollars on the dark web.

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

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West Midlands
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Telephone: 0121 262 1583

Yorkshire and Humberside
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Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186


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