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Cornish Drug Gangs Face 100 Years in Jail

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4:57pm 21st June 2013

Drug gangs from Newquay, Falmouth and Helston are sentenced to a total of 100 years in jail.

Twenty people from the towns and also Greater Manchester were arrested in a series of swoops.

They include pensioners and a former youth leader.

Police say it has taken almost nine hundred thousand pounds of cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis off the streets.

Detective Inspector David Dale tells Pirate FM it means they can go after the Mr Bigs: "We're taking out the people right at the very top. We're talking the millionaires; the people who are driving around in the big flash cars, the people who are wearing lots of jewellery, Rolex watches, might have speedboats. These are major criminals. If we can take those out it makes it very difficult for the people in Cornwall to find other suppliers to bring the drugs into the county.

"The drugs being peddled on the street, or the drugs that we seized, are being contaminated and are actually only 15 - 18% purity. So it makes you wonder what the other 85% is. It could be anything. It could be talcum powder. It could be brick dust. People are taking these into their bodies and that could have a detrimental effect on their health.

Speaking after the sentencing he said: "The sentences delivered to these people send out a stark message to anyone thinking of dealing in drugs that Devon or Cornwall is a hostile environment for them to do so.

"This is the largest Police investigation into the supply of controlled drugs into and throughout Cornwall and has stopped vast quantities of drugs coming into the county from the North West of the country.

"This highly successful investigation decimated this group of dealers who thought they could get away with their despicable trade in drugs.

"There is no doubt that these were major criminals at the top of the drugs chain in Cornwall and we are delighted that we have dismantled their activities of peddling misery to vulnerable people in the county.

"I would like to pay tribute to the members of our Serious Organised Crime Investigation Team who have worked tirelessly to bring this gang to justice and take these people and their drugs off our streets.

"Cornwall is now a much safer place thanks to our officers' commitment and dedication."

4:57pm 21st June 2013

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