Tuesday, February 8, 2022

UK EncroChat gun traffickers go away for a long time

UK gangster Michael Brown was one of two men who stabbed to death Colin McGinty after mistaking him for a gangland rival. In 2001 he was sentenced to life. Brown was released in 2017 after serving 16 years. He changed his name to Michael Hoy and became a landscaper. Hoy sourced an EncroChat phone and brokered deals for firearms including AK47s using the codename TimelyBeta. He was sentenced to life with a minimum of six years for the explosive and gun offences plus 14 years for drugs crimes.

Patrick Murray, 25, was given a life sentence.
AK47s, pistols and ‘pineapples’ - slang for grenades - were obtained by cops.

Hoy asked Murray: “You got a pic of them new apples mate.” Murray replied: “No mate but there meant to belters - I can try get viewing on them if need”. Hoy responded: “This fella wants them all. 1250 told him.” Pictures of grenades were later sent from Murray to Hoy.