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£19million cocaine gang sentenced at Swansea Crown Court

A gang involved in a £19million cocaine conspiracy are being sentenced today at Swansea Crown Court.

Top L-R: Matthew Roberts, Andrew Price, Bradley Carroll, Brian Bergamo, Dane Bush Credit: Dyfed-Powys Police
Top L-R: Daniel Sheldon, Donna Kellaway, Emma Roberts, Ian Andrew Stuart, Ian Edwards, Liam lasley Credit: Dyfed-Powys Police
Top L-R: Michael Carroll, Michael Lamb, Michael Sillito, Stephen Mudd, Allen Heron, Andrew Curphey Credit: Dyfed-Powys Police

The UK-wide conspiracy involved 20 people with the majority based in South Wales. During the investigation, 2.7kilos of high purity cocaine was seized in Dyfed-Powys police's biggest ever drugs bust.

Spearheading the illegal drug operation was Matthew Roberts, aged 32, of Llanelli. He sourced significant quantities of high purity cocaine from two separate gangs in Merseyside and Greater Manchester.

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Dyfed-Powys Police says it's "the biggest most complex and detailed drugs investigation of its kind" for their Serious Organised Crime team.

“This is a tremendous result not only for Dyfed-Powys Police, but for the communities we serve. We may police a largely rural, traditional area, but we have excellent detectives all committed to making sure our communities are not adversely affected by serious criminal groups such as these."

– Det Chief Insp Huw Davies, Dyfed-Powys Police