Drug trafficking

  • R v H: Importation of cocaine from Columbia to France – computer intercepts from Yahoo were used to establish transportation routes and the FBI was involved.
  • R v A: Importation of cocaine from Ecuador to UK. Columbian intercepts were used and an allegation was made that the intercepts were actually carried out by the CIA.
  • R v L: Importation of cocaine valued at £300 million from Spain into the UK and involving a joint investigation by Spanish police and SOCA
  • R v H:Importation of cannabis valued at £5.5 million into the UK from Spain via Holland, using scrap metal
  • R v T:Importation of cannabis valued at £21 million into the UK from Spain via Belgium. The drugs were concealed in a number of ways, including in consignments of oranges.
  • R v A:Wholesale supply of Class A drugs in South Wales, the largest drugs conspiracy in South Wales at the time
  • R v A:Importation of drugs from Turkey into the UK, in which drugs were taken from London to Birmingham for distribution. 200kg of heroin was seized, one of the largest drugs hauls in Birmingham.
  • R v G:A coach travelling back from a pop concert in Germany was used to transport 60kg of heroin.