Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Leon Cullen - 'Vile bullying gangster'

Liverpool residents are said to be relieved after notorious gang boss Leon Cullen was jailed for 22 and half years after he admitted running a Warrington based gun and drug gang. Cullen was a well known drug dealer who became embroiled with more established criminal gangs and started a street war. After a series of violent incidents Cullen was arrested in Dubai during an international police operation, and then extradited back to the UK. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply firearms, conspiracy to possess ammunition and conspiracy to supply cocaine. The Cullen brothers and their associates supplied guns and drugs to smaller gangs and sent henchmen to threaten anyone who owed a debt. 20 men were jailed for a total of 185 years.

Nigel Gerke bought 10 years.
Twin brothers Leon and Anthony Cullen grew up in the Longford area which became a stronghold for their gang. They were both jailed for drug offences in 2012. Leon was known to be the more volatile of the two thugs.