7 sentenced for drug dealing

Seven men have been sentenced this morning for conspiracy to supply class A drugs in Swindon.

All of the men were given jail terms at Bristol Crown Court.

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Wiltshire police thank public for tackling drug abuse

This is the first time Wiltshire Police has taken out an entire organised crime group - from the street dealers to those at the top.

Most of the initial evidence on criminal activity in our communities comes via the local NPTs who are familiar, trusted faces in our towns and villages.

I would also like to thank the local community for the role they play in helping us reduce crime – community based intelligence is crucial in both detecting and solving crime.

– Wiltshire Police Superintendent Gavin Williams

Swindon drugs gang jailed

Gang leader Fatos Hamzaraj was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment
Gugliemo Rossi was sentenced to 6 years in prison
Paul Boulton was sentenced to 8 years in jail

Four other men were also sentenced for drug offences in 2011 in connection with the seven-man gang.

Wiltshire Police have confirmed the estimated street value of the drugs at £250,000. After testing the cocaine seized, it was found to have a 97% purity so the figure could be significantly higher.

Michael Crossley was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment
Christopher Peter Hemming was jailed for 6 years
Paul Matthew Bunney was sentenced to 20 months imprisonment
Jack Bowen Jones was sentenced to 3 years in jail


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