Jail For Men Who Plotted To ‘Flood’ Derbyshire With Cocaine
18 May 2019, 05:06 | Updated: 18 May 2019, 05:08
Four men, who plotted to supply cocaine worth millions of pounds into Derbyshire from London, have been jailed.
The gang were arrested following an investigation into £1.3 million-worth of heroin, cocaine and cannabis, three firearms and £500,000 in cash found at a house in Derby in May 2018.
Numerous empty bags and packaging pointed to a £35 million conspiracy over a two-year period.
Further enquiries by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), supported by Derbyshire Constabulary, led to the arrest of 35-year-old Benjamin Mousley and Liutauras Streckis, aged 36.
In November Alvydas Giedraitis, aged 42, was arrested and, latterly, 32-year-old John Devine was detained, with around £5,000 in cash also seized.
All four were charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine.
Mousley and Devine previously pleaded guilty.
Following a trial at Derby Crown Court, Giedraitis and Streckis were found guilty of their involvement.
On Wednesday 15 May 2019 the men were jailed as follows:
Alvydas Giedraitis, formerly of Silver Street in Enfield, London: 20 years.
Liuturas Streckis, formerly of Main Avenue in Enfield, London: 19 years.
Benjamin Francis Mousley, formerly of Friar Gate in Derby: 12 years.
John Martin Devine, formerly of Worcester Crescent in Chaddeston, Derby: 10 years.
They join Warwickshire man Ivan Graham, aged 35, who was jailed in October 2018 for 24 years in connection with the May discovery.
A Derbyshire police spokesperson said: “These men intended to flood Derbyshire with cocaine, bringing untold harm to our communities.
“These lengthy jail terms have now closed the tap on their offending, indefinitely.”