11 men and three woman have been given a combined sentence of 39 years and 2 months for their part in an organised crime group supplying amphetamine across Humberside.
They were arrested as part of Operation Krypton, an investigation by the Humberside Police into an organised Crime Group responsible for the supply of Amphetamine Sulphate in large amounts to dealers across Hull, East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and Liverpool.
During the operation, which ran from June 2013 to March 2014, Humberside Police seized over 50 kilos of amphetamine. Investigators say this would have been adulterated by the group to over 100 kilos of amphetamine, with a street value in excess of £900,000. £45,000 in cash was also seized during the case.
The organised crime group was headed by 48-year-old Jeffrey James Taylor, who was sentenced to 7 years and 4 months in prison. Police say the group was well organised and took steps to evade police detection. Beneath Taylor they uncovered a hierarchy of people each with their own roles to fulfil which included organisers, stashes, dealers, people mixing the drugs, customers (mid-level dealers in their own right) and couriers.