Seven jailed for 44 years for heroin, cocaine and cannabis conspiracies

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Seven men have been jailed for a total of 44 years at Bristol Crown Court for their roles in conspiracies to bring hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of heroin, cocaine and cannabis into Bristol.

An eighth man was sentenced to 13 years in prison in his absence, bringing the total sentences to 57 years.

£305,000 worth of drugs and nearly £200,000 of cash was seized from properties in Bristol, the West Midlands and Reading during the investigation, which was led by the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit.

Ann Hampshire of the Crown Prosecution Service said: “This was a complex case with many lines of investigation. The CPS and police worked closely from an early stage of the investigation and this joint approach ensured that a strong case was built against the accused.

“The volume of drugs and the amount of drug money taken off the streets by this operation are significant steps in the fight against the supply of drugs and in the disruption of criminal gangs in the South West”.

Notes to editors

  • Ann Hampshire is a Senior Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service
  • Jimmy Hicks (32), of Bideford Crescent, Filwood, Bristol, was jailed for 13 years:
    • 13 years for conspiracy to supply class A drugs (heroin) and conspiracy to supply class A drugs (cocaine);
    • 3 ½ years for conspiracy to supply class B drugs (cannabis), to be served concurrently
  • Wilson Mirembe (38), currently at HMP Bristol (HMP Guys Marsh at time of the offences), was jailed for 6 years and 8 months:
    • 5 years and eight months for conspiracy to supply class A drugs (heroin);
    • 12 months for possession of a mobile phone in prison, to be served consecutively
  • Matthew Penny (31) of Lakeshore Apartments, Hartcliffe, Bristol, was jailed for 5 years 6 months:
    • 5 years 6 months for conspiracy to supply class A drugs (heroin);
    • 3 years for conspiracy to supply class A drugs to be served concurrently;
    • 3 years for possession with intent to supply heroin, to be served concurrently;
    • 3.5 years for possession with intent to supply cocaine, to be served concurrently
  • Salat Dini (32) of Thetford Close, Tottenham, London, was jailed for 6 years 9 months for conspiracy to supply class A drugs (heroin).
  • Radoslaw Stark (27) of Noose Crescent, Willenhall, West Midlands, was jailed for 4 years 6 months for conspiracy to supply class A drugs (cocaine).
  • Altin Laska (30) of Franklyn House, Reading, was jailed for 6 years:
    • 5 years for conspiracy to supply class B drugs (cannabis);
    • 3 years 6 months for possession of criminal property (cash) to be served concurrently;
    • 12 months for possession of false identification, to be served consecutively
  • Romeo Zani (25) of Fenns Way, Woking, Surrey, was jailed for 20 months:
    • 10 months for conspiracy to supply class B drugs (cannabis);
    • 10 months for possession of criminal property (cash) to be served concurrently;
    • 10 months for possession of false identification, to be served consecutively
  • Wocjiech Kolodziejcyk (31), of Seymour Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, was sentenced to 13 years in his absence:
    • Conspiracy to supply class A drugs (cocaine);
    • Possession with intent to supply class A drugs (cocaine);
    • Possession of criminal property (cash).

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