Seventeen people have been jailed after police in Cheshire brought down two organised crime groups - which led to the largest ever land based cocaine seizure.
A 14-month undercover probe led detectives to swoop on an organised crime network led by Jamie Oldroyd.
Sixteen members of his outfit, which moved cocaine across the north of England, have been jailed for a combined total of 117 years.
While studying that group Cheshire Police gathered intelligence on a separate gang that operated in connection with Oldroyd’s crew.
That information led to a dramatic stop on the M6 that saw police pull offenders from two vehicles moving in convoy as they transported cocaine worth £20m to the North West.
Ringleader Jamie Simpson and three other members of that gang have been jailed for a combined 35 years.
The downfall of both firms, which were based in Warrington but whose tentacles stretched across the UK, can now be reported after the conclusion of a trial linked to the investigation today.
Jamie Simpson, 31 - 11 years and six months for conspiracy to supply cocaine
Andrew Daniels, 41 - 8 years and six months for conspiracy to supply cocaine
Dean Brettle, 37 - 6 years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine
Clare Smith, 36 - 8 years and nine months after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine
Jamie Winterburn, 47 - 3 years and four months after pleading guilty to money laundering
Jamie Oldroyd, 29 - 14 years and three months
Paul Ferraillo, 42 - 4 years and six months after pleading guilty
Islam Grana, 27 - 7 years
Moses Webber, 21 - 8 years
Lewis Johnson, 21 - 9 years
Taulant Paja, 22 - 6 years and six months
Terille Riley, 21 - 6 years and seven months
Adam Todhunter, 29 - 4 years
Jordan Redfearn, 22 - 5 years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine and dangerous driving
Joel Reading, 21 - 5 years and seven months
Elliott Auton, 22 - 5 years
Dean English, 24 - 6 years and eight months after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine and possession with intent to supply cannabis
Kyle Kelly, 20 pleaded guilty and will be sentenced at a later date
Ryan Quinell, 25 pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine and will be sentenced at Lewis Crown Court on 21 June 2019
Jordan Read,27, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine and possession with intent to supply a class A drug. He will be sentenced at a later date.
Callum Voos, 20 was found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine and will be sentenced on Friday 14 June.
William Wright, 26 was found not guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine
This operation has not only resulted in the largest haul of cocaine being seized in the history of Cheshire but also the largest national land based seizure known to police.