Jailed: Kingsbury man who set up ‘Breaking Bad’ crystal meth lab in his garage

Christiano Valente has been jailed for eight years

Christiano Valente has been jailed for eight years - Credit: Archant

A Kingsbury man who turned his garage into a Breaking Bad - style crystal meth factory has been jailed for eight years.

Christiano Valente, 38, was found in possession of more than £500,000 worth of drugs when police raided his home in Stag Lane, in February this year.

He was arrested alongside a 29-year-old woman at his address who was found to have cannabis in her handbag.

Valente, a Brazilian national, admitted the production of crystal meth, possession of cocaine and possession of the drug, GBL.

Last week at Harrow Crown Court he was jailed.


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Detective Constable Claire McGlynn from Brent CID said: “This is a good result for the community of Brent. A large amount of drugs were seized with a street value in excess of £500,000.

“This sends a clear message to those who produce illegal drugs that it will not be tolerated and will be dealt with vigorously by police.”

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Breaking Bad is a fictional American TV series where a terminally-ill school chemistry teacher sets up a crystal meth lab in his home to secure his family’s financial future before he dies.

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