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Lancashire drugs gang jailed for more than 25 years

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Published by Laura Pratt at 2:37pm 15th March 2019 (Updated 2:38pm 15th March 2019)

Six men from Lancashire have been jailed for more than 25 years for offences including drugs supply and money laundering.

It was part of Lancashire Police's Operation Jennet, tackling the large scale supply of Class A and Class B drugs, and money laundering.

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Approximately six kilograms of cocaine, a quarter of a kilo of amphetamine and more than £120,000 in cash was seized. The drugs were worth around £700,000.

This was supplied across the Fylde coast and the rest of the UK.

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In November, 15 people, including the ringleaders, Anthony Gill from Manchester and Bradley Gill from Blackpool, were sentenced to more than 100 years in prison.

Yesterday (14/3/19), six people who helped to supply the drugs throughout the resort were jailed at Preston Crown Court.

Det Ch Insp Stuart Dixon, of Lancashire Constabulary’s Serious Crime Team, said:

“This organised criminal gang was involved in bringing huge amounts of Class A drugs into Blackpool and profiting from their illicit trade.

“While a number of people, including the gang leaders, have already been sentenced, the individuals sentenced at court this week helped in part to supply the drugs in the resort, with some others helping to launder money.

“These sentences send out a clear message to all those involved in organised crime that we are committed to tackling organised crime groups working in the county

“Organised crime, including the production and supply of drugs, the violence which controls this market, and how it impacts on vulnerable people, blights our communities and puts ordinary law-abiding people at risk.

“I would like to reassure the public we will keep up the pressure on those involved in serious and organised crime in Lancashire, continually striving to protect the most vulnerable. We will relentlessly pursue these offenders and put them before the courts to make our streets safer.”

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