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VIDEO: 'Jaffa Cake' Drugs Gang Busted - And Jailed

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6:24am 9th September 2014
(Updated 6:24am 9th September 2014)

Gangs who used Jaffa Cake packets to smuggle drugs into Cornwall are starting a total of seventy years behind bars.

They stashed cocaine, amphetamine and thousands of pounds of cash inside the packs before distributing it across the Duchy and Devon.

Fifteen defendants have been sentenced after police launched Operation Rosco to smash the network.
 
Detective Sergeant Stuart Gilroy, Deputy Senior Investigating Officer from the Serious and Organised Crime Investigation Team, said: “This was a long and complex investigation which included Devon and Cornwall, Liverpool and London. It has involved the detailed examination of the movements of those involved which included surveillance across the country.
 
“During the investigation Devon and Cornwall Police worked closely with the National Crime Agency who provided professional and invaluable assistance and resources without whom a successful conclusion may not have been possible. I would like to extend my thanks to them for the work they did on Operation Rosco.
 
“This is another example which shows that Devon and Cornwall Police will go to great lengths to stem the flow of drugs into the region, bring those involved to justice and seize the proceeds of their criminality.

“We are satisfied with the sentences delivered today and hope this serves as a deterrent to those considering trafficking drugs into Devon and Cornwall.”

You can watch the moment two of the men are arrested on the street here:

Here one of the people sentenced passes a bag of amphetamine over in St Austell...

6:24am 9th September 2014

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