Members of a notorious drugs gang have been jailed after posing for pictures holding wads of cash and cocaine. Four men have been jailed for their part in running what was described as “the busiest drugs line in Cardiff” – making £6,000 a day.
The brazen criminals would even leave calling cards at hostels across the city as a way of generating business, reports Wales Online .
At Cardiff Crown Court, Liam Wall, Lee Smith, Connor Morse and Christopher Elgifari each admitted conspiracy to supply heroin, cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis. Sentencing, Judge Jeremy Jenkins described the conspiracy as “substantial”.
The court heard the enterprise operated between September 2015 and December 2016. The court heard the men used a dedicated phone number, called the “Lewis Line”.
He said police recovered around £22,000 of drugs, including 2kg of amphetamine and 1kg of cannabis, during the investigation.
Wall, 27, from St Mellons, was jailed for nine years and seven months. Smith, 28, from Cardiff Bay, and Connor Morse, 22, from Brynheulog in Pentwyn, were each jailed for eight years. Elgifari, 25, from Bryn Celyn in Pentwyn, was jailed for three years and seven months.