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One of the biggest police operations ever mounted in Cornwall has ended with the jailing of two gangs who controlled the county's supply of illegal drugs. Details of the operation have been revealed for the first time.
Court hearings in Truro involving the gangs were held in secret. This week 20 gang members were given sentences ranging from suspended prison terms to 13 years in jail.
Twenty members of two gangs who supplied most of Cornwall's illegal drugs have been given sentences of up to 13 years in jail. The gangs based in Falmouth and Newquay supplied cocaine, cannabis and amphetamines worth nearly a million pounds.
Their sentences at Truro Crown Court today brought to an end one of the biggest police operations ever mounted in Cornwall.