West Midlands Police say they have cracked the drugs ring headed by Black Country's notorious criminal John Anslow.
Anslow was cleared of the murder of a Staffordshire man at Woolwich Crown Court yesterday.
However the case allowed police to uncover details of his role overseeing cocaine and cannabis supply across the country.
Anslow, who was once Britain's most wanted man, was discovered when police followed a local drug dealer to an address where evidence linked back to Anslow.
He was found by police hiding out with 8 grams of cocaine in a Bewdley caravan park.
Investigating officer Mike Greenland from West Midlands Police said:
John Anslow headed up an organisation that distributed drugs in the West Midlands and other parts of the United Kingdom. It was an extensive, organised crime gang that’s also seen his associates receive lengthy custodial sentences.
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