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Drugs kingpin guilty plea

An international crime network responsible for importing more than 50 tonnes of cannabis and cocaine into the UK has been smashed. The last remaining kingpin, Philip Baron, pleaded guilty to conspiracies to import drugs and money laundering today.

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Luxurious lifestyles funded by crime revealed

Paul Yearsley's luxurious home was featured in 'Lancashire Life' in 2009, under the title 'Living the Dream.' Credit: Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)

Paul Yearsley, a secondhand car dealer and close associated of Philip Baron, the head of one of the UK's most prolific drug gangs, used his drug money to fund a luxurious lifestyle in the UK and Spain.

Yearsley, who was earlier sentenced to 5 years 4 months his role in the gang, was even featured in a 2009 edition of Lancashire Life and his home displayed under the title "Living the Dream."

The feature showed the inside of the couple's home, which featured an indoor gym and swimming pool. Credit: Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)

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