Wednesday, April 11, 2018

One-legged UK drug kingpin on the run

A one-legged drug kingpin is wanted after being convicted in his absence over the importation of £8m worth of amphetamines into the UK. Richard Wakeling fled to Belfast in January before the start of a 12-week trial which saw him found guilty of drug offences alongside three other men. The 51-year-old was sentenced to 11 years in jail for conspiring to import drugs.

Wakeling was in contact with drug suppliers in Belgium and the Netherlands, and it's thought the ring had been active for some time. It's believed he fled to Thailand.
liquefied amphetamine
Three other men, including drivers Lesley Muffett, 59, Stuart Davidson, 65, and Darren Keane, 34, were also found guilty of conspiring to import drugs. Keane and Davidson were sentenced to nine and eight years, respectively, while Muffet was sentenced to six years.