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Members of an organised crime gang that was masterminded from a prison cell are now behind bars.
The group of men from Cumbria were involved in drug dealing and money laundering across the north of England and southern Scotland.
They have been jailed for a total of 34 years.
Hannah McNulty has this report:
An organised crime ring which was masterminded from a prison cell has been shut down.
The gang from Cumbria were involved in drug dealing across the north of England and southern Scotland.
Hannah McNulty reports:
Members of an organised crime ring have been jailed for a total of 34 years.
The men were involved in the supply of Class A and B drugs and money laundering across southern Scotland and the north of England.
At Carlisle Crown Court, the final member of the gang, William Henry Young Jnr, 35, from Houghton, was jailed for eight years for two counts of money laundering.
His brother Noel Young, who ran the operation from his prison cell, was jailed for 12 years for conspiracy to supply cocaine and amphetamine.
Francis Morley was jailed for eight years for conspiracy to supply cocaine.
Geoffrey Cairns was jailed for six years for conspiracy to supply cocaine and amphetamine.
The three received sentences in 2011 but only after William Young's sentencing did the judge allow reporting restrictions to be lifted bringing to a close an investigation lasting over three years.