– Wiltshire Police Superintendent Gavin Williams
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.
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.