Kent Police Target Albanian Drugs Gang
12 June 2019, 12:36 | Updated: 12 June 2019, 12:37
A Kent Police investigation has left nine members of an Albanian crime gang behind bars.
The force say they were involved in a 'highly organised' drugs network in Tunbridge Wells and Tunbridge, getting cocaine into Kent from London.
Officers say the group made around £4million a year from their dealing.
Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Mark Froome said: "This sophisticated drug supply network took steps to avoid arrest by keeping the main mobile phone is London and providing a second phone for the local dealers Kent.
"It is estimated the gang’s drug dealing would have made more than £4,000,000 per year from around 50 kilograms of cocaine, and photographs on their phones showed large quantities of cash in their possession.
"They were finally brought to justice through a meticulous investigation supported by proactive arrests by patrols.
"The sentences imposed should send a strong message to anyone seeking to supply Class A drugs in Kent that they will be identified, arrested and are likely to spend a significant time in jail."