Wembley man jailed for £8.4m drugs plot
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A Wembley man has been jailed for his role in a plot to flood the streets of London with cocaine and heroin worth more than £8million.
Gent Gasa, an Albanian national, has been sentenced to 20 years after he was snared through an intelligence-led operation by the Met’s Central Task Force.
Kingston Crown Court heard the 30-year-old, Lukasz Geborys, 31, from Finchley and Carl Butler , 28, from Dagenham, were linked to a haul of cocaine and heroin recovered by police in a number of locations, including the boot of Butler’s car.
Officers also seized approximately £40,000 in cash and various items of drug paraphernalia including weighing scales, a Stanley knife and cling film.
Geborys and Butler admitted conspiracy to supply Class A drugs at an early stage in legal proceedings, but Gasa elected to stand trial and was subsequently convicted at Kingston Crown Court last month.
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All were sentenced last week with Geborys being given 14 years and Butler 12.
DI Nick Blackburn, Central Task Force, said: “This excellent result shows our commitment to tackling organised crime in London and to dismantling the networks behind such activity. I am pleased with the sentences handed down as they reflect the level at which the network was operating.
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“The street value of the drugs seized was £8.4 million. Those drugs would have been distributed throughout the streets of London, generating further criminality and fuelling gang activity.”