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Police smash county lines drugs ring jailing 72 ‘untouchable’ gangsters for more than 220 years

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A huge multi-million pound County Lines drugs ring has been smashed by police resulting in 72 gang members being jailed for over 221 years.

The large-scale criminal enterprise – which spanned 18 counties – was infiltrated by undercover officers following a two-year covert operation that stopped £1.3million of drugs from hitting the streets.

Police found the gang were exploiting vulnerable children as young as 14 and using them to peddle Class A drugs including crack cocaine and heroin on Britain’s streets.

Addicts were even vetted before they were able to gain access to the drugs they needed as part of the ‘enigmatic underground operation’.

The large-scale criminal enterprise - which spanned 18 counties - was infiltrated by undercover officers following a two-year covert operation and stopped £1.3million of drugs from hitting the streets

The large-scale criminal enterprise – which spanned 18 counties – was infiltrated by undercover officers following a two-year covert operation and stopped £1.3million of drugs from hitting the streets

Police found the gang were exploiting vulnerable children as young as 14 and using them to peddle Class A drugs including crack cocaine and heroin on Britain's streets. Pictured: Recovered weapons

Police found the gang were exploiting vulnerable children as young as 14 and using them to peddle Class A drugs including crack cocaine and heroin on Britain’s streets. Pictured: Recovered weapons

Addicts were even vetted before they were able to gain access to the drugs they needed as part of the 'enigmatic underground operation'. Pictured: Officers checking over a suspect

Addicts were even vetted before they were able to gain access to the drugs they needed as part of the ‘enigmatic underground operation’. Pictured: Officers checking over a suspect

Northamptonshire Police launched a probe at the beginning of 2019 to infiltrate both County Lines and local drug dealing gangs across the county. 

Aways Osman, 28, Hussein Jimale, 26, Bruno Borges, 24, and Levi Bernard,33, were described as the ‘big players’ of the operation.

The London-based crooks were jailed for a total of 36 years for conspiracy to supply class A drugs. 

Officers gained access to the secretive criminal network and unearthed evidence of gangs operating in London, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Northampton and London.

Warrants were executed simultaneously and multiple arrests were made at the end of 2019 resulting in over £1.3million of drugs being taken off the streets.

Northamptonshire Police launched a probe at the beginning of 2019 to infiltrate both County Lines and local drug dealing gangs across the county. Pictured: Recovered money

Northamptonshire Police launched a probe at the beginning of 2019 to infiltrate both County Lines and local drug dealing gangs across the county. Pictured: Recovered money

Aways Osman, 28, Hussein Jimale, 26, Bruno Borges, 24, and Levi Bernard,33, were described as the ‘big players’ of the operation. Pictured: All of the arrested criminals

Officers gained access to the secretive criminal network and unearthed evidence of gangs operating in London, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Northampton and London

Officers gained access to the secretive criminal network and unearthed evidence of gangs operating in London, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Northampton and London

Warrants were executed simultaneously and multiple arrests were made at the end of 2019 resulting in over £1.3million of drugs being taken off the streets. Pictured: Recovered drugs

Warrants were executed simultaneously and multiple arrests were made at the end of 2019 resulting in over £1.3million of drugs being taken off the streets. Pictured: Recovered drugs

A total of 72 men and women have now been convicted and jailed for more than 221 years – shutting down 30 drugs lines across the country.

It is believed to be the biggest conviction of its kind by a single UK police force against a County Lines drugs gang. 

Detective Chief Inspector Adam Pendlebury, of Northamptonshire Police, said: ‘We have always been clear as a Force that it is the people at the top of these drug dealing gangs who we want to target.

‘And this operation has done exactly that, leaving no stone unturned from London to Northamptonshire in order to put these people where they belong – behind bars.

A total of 72 men and women have now been convicted and jailed for more than 221 years - shutting down 30 drugs lines across the country. Pictured: Recovered designer goods

A total of 72 men and women have now been convicted and jailed for more than 221 years – shutting down 30 drugs lines across the country. Pictured: Recovered designer goods

It is believed to be the biggest conviction of its kind by a single UK police force against a County Lines drugs gang

It is believed to be the biggest conviction of its kind by a single UK police force against a County Lines drugs gang

Detective Chief Inspector Adam Pendlebury, of Northamptonshire Police, said: 'We have always been clear as a Force that it is the people at the top of these drug dealing gangs who we want to target'

Detective Chief Inspector Adam Pendlebury, of Northamptonshire Police, said: ‘We have always been clear as a Force that it is the people at the top of these drug dealing gangs who we want to target’

‘Drug dealers like Aways Osman, Hussein Jimale, Bruno Borges, and Levi Bernard truly think they are untouchable.

‘They exploit vulnerable people like children and adults suffering with addiction, and make them take all the risks, while they sit at home counting their money. There is no honour in this.

‘Over the past two years we have warned them and their associates directly that one day, we would get them, one day we would come through their door, and one day they would be looking at the inside of a prison cell.

‘Today is that day and I could not be prouder of the exceptional work that has gone into this investigation by a group of detectives, uniformed officers and experienced criminal analysts, who have made this operation their lives for the past two years.

He added: 'Drug dealers like Aways Osman, Hussein Jimale, Bruno Borges, and Levi Bernard truly think they are untouchable.' Pictured: Recovered drugs

He added: ‘Drug dealers like Aways Osman, Hussein Jimale, Bruno Borges, and Levi Bernard truly think they are untouchable.’ Pictured: Recovered drugs

Pictured: More recovered designer goods

Pictured: More recovered designer goods 

DCI Pendlebury said: 'Over the past two years we have warned them and their associates directly that one day, we would get them, one day we would come through their door, and one day they would be looking at the inside of a prison cell'

DCI Pendlebury said: ‘Over the past two years we have warned them and their associates directly that one day, we would get them, one day we would come through their door, and one day they would be looking at the inside of a prison cell’

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold, said: 'These results are absolutely fantastic'

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold, said: ‘These results are absolutely fantastic’

‘Of course our work is never done as there will always be people who think dealing drugs is an acceptable way to make money.

‘But I hope the success of this operation makes our relentlessness to pursue offenders clear and reassures the community.

‘My advice to those drug dealers we haven’t caught yet is to look at the list below – perhaps there are names on there that you recognise.

‘There was a time when like you, their egos allowed them to think that they were beyond our reach. Don’t make the same mistake.’

Chief Constable Nick Adderley, said: 'To say this was a phenomenal operation, led by DCI Adam Pendlebury, would be a complete understatement'

Chief Constable Nick Adderley, said: ‘To say this was a phenomenal operation, led by DCI Adam Pendlebury, would be a complete understatement’

He added: 'The drive, commitment, determination, creativity, tenacity and relentlessness these detectives have shown here is incredible and I am so very proud of them'

He added: ‘The drive, commitment, determination, creativity, tenacity and relentlessness these detectives have shown here is incredible and I am so very proud of them’

Chief Constable Nick Adderley, said: ‘To say this was a phenomenal operation, led by DCI Adam Pendlebury, would be a complete understatement.

‘The drive, commitment, determination, creativity, tenacity and relentlessness these detectives have shown here is incredible and I am so very proud of them.’

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold, said: ‘These results are absolutely fantastic.

‘I know that across Northamptonshire, people are concerned with the drug dealing and related anti-social behaviour that they see in their communities and they want to see it being dealt with robustly.

‘This is a great demonstration of the work being done by Northamptonshire Police to make all of our communities safer and shows that the Force is putting the investments we have made to good use in cracking down on crime.’

FULL LIST OF 72 CRIMINALS AND THEIR SENTENCES

Abra line: 

Kryon Smye, of Northampton, 23, eight years and eight months. 

Kelly Nelligan, of Northampton, 39, two years suspended for two years.

Samir Mohammed, of Northampton, 20, 20 months, suspended for 20 months.

AKI, Bobby Line:

Jake Moules, of Wolverhampton, 23, three years and two months.

Chris Finch, of Northampton, 30, four years and six months.

Andy County Line

Kristina Rasnaca, of Northampton, 29, 18 months, suspended for 18 months.

Marcus Lee, of no fixed abode, 56, two years and ten months.

Belal Sesay, of London, 20, two years and seven months.

Andrew Bluck, of Northampton, 37, two years and five months.

Robert Stratton, of Northampton, 50, two years and seven months.

Dee County Line:

Kayon English, of Wembley, 21, five years and seven months.

Fenton Line:

Gemma Valentine, of Northampton, 36, two years, suspended for two years.

Frank County Line:

Darren Anderson, of no fixed abode, 50, two years, suspended for two years.

Karl Spear, of no fixed abode, 40, 20 months, suspended for 20 months.

David Howe, of no fixed abode, 51, four years and ten months.

G&M Line- Birmingham based:

Levi Bernard, of Birmingham, 33, seven years.

Milcho Koroveshovski, of no fixed abode, 34, 22 months, suspended for 22 months.

Daniel Jeyes, of no fixed abode, 35, 21 months, suspended for 21 months. 

Andrew Pettit, of Northampton, 40, 18 months, suspended for 18 months.

Nathan Bettles, of Northampton, 31, 22 months, suspended for 22 months.

William Bradshaw, of Northampton, 39, one year and nine months.

Chelsea McIntyre, of Birmingham, 29, two years suspended for two years.

Jimmy County Line – London Based:

Lloyd Green, of no fixed abode, 34, two years and three months.

Margaret Stanley, of Northampton, 46, 22 months suspended for 22 months.

Callum Sykes, of no fixed abode, 24, one year and ten months.

Karen MacDonald, of Northampton, 44, three years and nine months

Leo County Line – London Based

Aways Osman, of London, 28, nine years and six months.

Donte Charles-Lauder, of Walthamstow, 23, two years suspended for two years.

Farhan Ali, of Walthamstow, 24, five years and six months.

Hussein Jimale, of Dagenham, 26, five years and two months.

Joy Broadbent, of Northampton, 55, two years suspended for two years.

Dale Edmenson, of Northampton, 42, two years suspended for 2 years.

Lloyd Green, of no fixed abode, 34, two years and three months.

Robert Allen, of no fixed abode, 48, 20 months suspended for 20 months.

Sandra McKellor, of Northampton, 51, two years and one month.

Vojtech Boraros, of no fixed abode, 35, 22 months suspended for 22 months.

Individual Dealers

Kelly Faulkner, of Northampton, 43, two years and 11 months.

Frantisek Pesta, of no fixed abode, 31, six months.

Lauren Kemp, of Boston, 32, 15 months community order.

Kelvin Augustine, of Northampton, 35, three years and four months.

Paul Shaw, of Northampton, 32, two years suspended for two years.

Tim Harris, of Northampton, 56, three years and two months.

John Muir, of no fixed abode, 41, two years and six months

LJ County Line:

Rashan George, of Sidcup, 21, five years and four months.

Dionne Dunne, of Northampton, aged 49, two years and four months

Louise Line:

Darren Bason, of Northampton, 50, two years and three months.

Louise Jones, of Northampton, 31, five years and three months.

Mad As Line:

Leeroy Hudson, of Northampton, 18, two years and six months.

Jerome MacDonald, of Northampton, 31, three years and three months.

Elliot Tevera, of Northampton, 18, one year.

Liam King, of Northampton, 21, two years and four months.

Harrison Rooney, of Northampton, 22, two years and four months.

Marlon County Line – Wolverhampton Based:

Trey Johnson, of Wolverhampton, 25, five years and two months.

Courtney Glassford, of Wolverhampton, 25, five years and ten months.

Bradley Buchanan, of no fixed abode, 33, three years and seven months.

OT Line County Line – London Based:

Vaughan Coe, of no fixed abode, 30, one year.

Jessica Malpas, of no fixed abode, 31, 18 month community order.

Paul Scott, of Northampton, 42, two years suspended for two years.

William Bradshaw, of Northampton, 39, one year and nine months.

Bruno Borges, of Hendon, 24, six years and four months.

William Leitao, of Ilford, 20, four years and eight months.

Alexandra Gayle, of Northampton, 40, one year and eight months.

Rocks County Line – London Based:

Tyrell Taylor, of London, 24, four years and ten months.

Ashan Senior, of London, 19, two years suspended for two years.

Magloire Bendekila, of London, 24, three years and seven months.

Sam County Line:

Nathan Leadenham, of London, 25, three years and six months

Skippy Line:

Simon Skipworth, of Northampton, 42, two years and eight months.

Liam Hodson-Hobday, of Northampton, 27, two years and eight months.

T County Line:

Tevin Forde, of Northampton, 26, four years.

Tesco County Line:

Bob Kisikidi, of Barking, 21, three years and eight months.

Shayden Mullins, of Hackney, 19, three years and ten months.

Kaya Mugugu, of Northampton, 19, 21 months suspended for 21 months.

X County Line – London Based:

Donell Sanderson, of Harrow, aged 23, three years and two months

 

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