Tuesday, April 27, 2021

UK Tobin brothers pull long time

John Tobin, 40, and Alan Tobin, 51, sold huge amounts of drugs over four years to gangs around England, Wales and Scotland. Their operation was nailed when cops intercepted 187kg of cocaine on the M6. The 2019 operation was the biggest UK land-based cocaine seizure at the time.
Alan Tobin was jailed for 20 years while his brother was sentenced to 19 years and eight months at Liverpool Crown Court. Their henchmen also received long jail terms. Robbie Broughton, 39, received eight years and six months, Brian McQuillan, 51, six years and four months and Simon Leech, 30, was imprisoned for eight years.
Robbie Broughton was the muscle. He used his brawn to collect drug debts. The brothers enjoyed a "lavish lifestyle" for years before problems arose as police targeted the gangs they were supplying drugs to. It resulted in "huge debts".