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Commissioner praises police after drugs gang jailed for almost 90 years

2 June, 2016

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has hailed the efforts of officers after a gang of drug dealers were jailed for a total of almost 90 years.

Fifteen members of two organised crime groups Р12 from Preston and three from Liverpool Рhave been sentenced for their roles in a plot to supply heroin and cocaine with a street value of around £1.2m in the Preston area.

drugs-seized-from-sf-work-bagSpeaking after the sentencing at Preston Crown Court, Mr Grunshaw praised the officers involved in the 11-month investigation that uncovered an organised network of criminals bringing the drugs into Lancashire.

“These sentences send out a clear message that the police will do everything in their power to keep our streets safe from the criminal gangs whose illegal activities are putting lives at risk.

“These men were responsible for plotting to supply a phenomenal amount of heroin and cocaine in Preston,” he added. “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Lancashire’s police officers they are now behind bars and another organised crime gang has been dealt a major blow.

“This is an excellent result and shows that we remain committed to tackling crime and keeping Lancashire safe.”

Read more about the investigation on the Lancashire Police website.

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