Sunday, January 28, 2018

Bag stuffed with 1.5kg of crack cocaine found in Cardiff street

A backpack stuffed with 1.5kg of crack cocaine abandoned in the middle of a Cardiff street helped police bust a massive drug network. Police recovered several kilos of cocaine, £450,000 in cash, and jewellery worth about £100,000, as they dismantled seven crime gangs. The men were jailed for a combined 116 years for their roles.

The ringleader, Hysen Lika was caught by police in December 2016 with a 1kg block of cocaine at 86% purity with a potential street value of £130,000. A series of arrests were made throughout the UK and in Spain in May and June last year. The sophisticated operation created “hides” inside vehicles to conceal drugs and cash, with one van found to contain £80,000.