Four individuals have been jailed for transporting kilos of cocaine in frozen chicken and marrow bones.
The “criminal network” admitted to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and all will serve time in prison with their sentences ranging between 10 and 18 years.
The group set up a fake company called Independent Meat Ltd in May 2019 and used it to transport hundreds of kilos of cocaine in frozen chicken.
The Operations Manager at the National Crime Agency said, “This seizure of a significant amount of cocaine means it hasn’t ended up on the streets, fuelling violence and exploitation. We have dismantled a well-established drug supply route. The NCA and the MPS will continue to work with partners to target and disrupt the criminal networks involved in drug supply to make our streets safer.”
Tony O’Sullivan, a detective chief inspector with the Metropolitan Police Service said, “This investigation is yet another great example of joint partnership working between the Met and the NCA to crackdown on the supply of illegal drugs within London and the home counties. Even during these challenging times, we will continue to target those involved in organised crime and the supply of illegal drugs and we will take robust action against them.”