Substantial sentences for drugs gang

Nine men have been sentenced to a total of just over 60 years in prison, in connection with a conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

'Operation Chamonix' began in April 2012, with detectives from Cumbria Police investigating Cumbrian criminals, believed to be at the centre of the drug supply network.

The ring leader, 47 year old Aaron Giacopazzi from Carlisle, was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Detective Superintendant Paul Duhig told reporter John Bevir what he thought about the outcome of the case.