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Showing 1 - 6 of 6 results for crime type "Drug offences" & area "Mersey-Cheshire"

Gang jailed after UK's largest seizure of heroin and cocaine

Members of an organised crime gang who were arrested after the UK’s largest seizure of Class A drugs have been jailed.

| Press Release , Drug offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Drugs and firearms dealer who was also involved in the shooting of a man by a school is jailed

A drugs and firearms dealer, who was involved in the shooting of another man within yards of children leaving a primary school, has been given a 29-year sentence. 

| Press Release , Drug offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Three men jailed after biggest seizure of drugs on Merseyside 

Three men from an organised crime gang in Merseyside have been sentenced following the biggest single seizure of Heroin on Merseyside.

| Press Release , Drug offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Two men jailed for vast heroin and cocaine drugs conspiracy

Two Merseyside men have been jailed for conspiring to supply vast amounts of heroin and cocaine between January and March this year.

| Press Release , Drug offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Woman sentenced with her father for drugs conspiracy

A Liverpool business woman and her father have been sentenced for a drugs conspiracy and laundering the proceeds of the criminal enterprise.

| Press Release , Drug offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man sentenced for getting cannabis from Italy during lockdown

A man who travelled to Europe on fake documents during lockdown to buy cannabis has been sentenced.

| Press Release , Drug offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

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