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Gang jailed for 100 years after largest ever seizure of cocaine in Bedfordshire

Six men arrested for drug offences in Luton Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Men who ran a multi-million pound drug supply business in Luton have been jailed for almost 100 years. The group of six are subject to the largest ever seizure of cocaine in Bedfordshire.

45 kilograms of import grade cocaine was seized from the men last year. The drugs had a street value of approximately £5 million.

The judge described the men as 'peddlers of misery'.

£5m
Street value of seized drugs

“Those who deal drugs can expect little mercy from the criminal justice system"

– Honour Judge Foster
Cocaine seized from drugs gang Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Mohammed Waqas, 29 and Mohammed Irfan Khan, 35 were both jailed for 25 years.

Mohammed Aakil, 39 and Rumel Hussain, 32 will face 18 and 10 years in prison respectively.

Two other men, Manzor Bhuiyan, 31 and Shaheriz Khan, 37, received a 10 year prison sentence.

Cocaine seized from drugs gang Credit: Bedfordshire Police

“This well-established and dangerous organised crime group...we’re really pleased that the group will now be spending such a lengthy amount of time behind bars and we hope this sends a strong message to other organised crime groups operating across the eastern region who think they can operate above the law."

– ERSOU Detective Inspector Trevor Davidson