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Ex-soldier jailed for £3million drug haul
Thursday, 05 July 2012
JAILED: Nicholas Bailey.
A FORMER soldier from Romford has been jailed after the seizure of the biggest ever haul of the drug Meow Meow.
More than 100 kilos of the class B drug with a street value of around £3million were seized by officers who intercepted two batches destined for sale across the UK.
Two further men were jailed for the haul.
All three men were given sentences at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday.
Nicholas Bailey, 27, an unemployed ex-soldier, of Drummond Road, Romford, was jailed for three years and four months for conspiracy to supply on October 7, 2011.
Unemployed former chemist, Allen Valentine, 51, of Kynaston Wood, Harrow, was jailed for three years and four months for conspiracy to supply between October 7 and November 24 ,2011.
Kenneth Warwick, 37, unemployed, of Greenwood House, Tysoe Street, EC1, was jailed for five years for conspiracy to supply between October 7 and November 24, 2011.
Another two men had previously been jailed for their part in the deals – Enver Ibrahim, 43, unemployed, of Ashbrook Road, N19, was jailed for three and a half years at Bristol crown court on April 12, 2012, for possession with intent to supply.
Michael Harry, 26, a music teacher of Kingsland Road, Bristol, was jailed for three years four months at Blackfriars crown court on December 13, 2011, for possession with intent to supply.
The court heard Romford man Bailey had a key role as he was in constant communication with Harry, guiding him into London and then to the location of the drugs.
After extensive surveillance police then witnessed the exchange of cash and drugs with Harry and Ibrahim who were both found sitting in a car full of drugs.
Detective Inspector Colin Stephenson, of the Met’s Central Task said: “This particular drug is well-known across the UK club scene and can be very dangerous.
“All drugs, if misused, can cause fatalities and the seizure of this significant haul will no doubt save many young lives.”
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