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Four men jailed for £35million drugs conspiracy

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Four men who plotted to supply cocaine worth millions of pounds into Derbyshire from London, have been jailed.

The men were arrested following an investigation into £1.3 million-worth of heroin, cocaine and cannabis, three firearms and £500,000 in cash found at a house in Derby in May 2018.

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Numerous empty bags and packaging pointed to a £35 million conspiracy over a two-year period.

Further enquiries by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), supported by Derbyshire Constabulary, led to the arrest of 35-year-old Benjamin Mousley and Liutauras Streckis, aged 36.

Approximately 5kg of cocaine was also recovered. In November Alvydas Giedraitis, aged 42, was arrested and, latterly, 32-year-old John Devine was detained, with around £5,000 in cash also seized.

All four were charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine. Mousley and Devine previously pleaded guilty. Following a trial at Derby Crown Court, Giedraitis and Streckis were found guilty of their involvement.

On Wednesday 15 May 2019 the men were jailed as follows:
• Alvydas Giedraitis, formerly of Silver Street in Enfield, London: 20 years.
• Liuturas Streckis, formerly of Main Avenue in Enfield, London: 19 years.
• Benjamin Francis Mousley, formerly of Friar Gate in Derby: 12 years.
• John Martin Devine, formerly of Worcester Crescent in Chaddeston, Derby: 10 years.

They join Warwickshire man Ivan Graham, aged 35, who was jailed in October 2018 for 24 years in connection with the May discovery.

A Derbyshire police spokesperson said: “These men intended to flood Derbyshire with cocaine, bringing untold harm to our communities.

“These lengthy jail terms have now closed the tap on their offending, indefinitely.”

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