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Liverpool gang jailed selling drugs in Ibiza

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Members of a Merseyside gang who plotted to sell drugs to holidaymakers on the holiday island of Ibiza have been jailed.

A Spanish court was told the conspiracy unravelled after one of the group, Alexandra Nicklin, was caught trying to smuggle 2.5 kilos of cocaine through Ibiza airport.

Prosecutors said the drug, which was 24% pure, had a street value of £150,000. The gang was caught after a police sting called operation Trafalgar.

The thirteen accused  – eleven from the Merseyside area, one from Ireland and one from Slovakia –    accepted the charges against them at the High Court in Palma, Majorca yesterday.

The court was told Shacher Cohen led the gang from the UK and the others were dealers working on the ground in Ibiza.

They worked in small groups targeting hotels and apartments, selling ecstasy and cocaine.

 

 

Merseyside drugs gang being sentenced in court in Palma, Majorca.
Merseyside drugs gang being sentenced in court in Palma, Majorca.

 

 

Ringleaders Sacher Cohen and Mitch Justin White, who is said to have co-ordinated the  operation in Ibiza, were both jailed for four and a half years.

The rest of the gang – Alexandra Nicklin, Christopher Reisi Alexander, Ratan Keith Turner,  Steven James Southgate, Aaron Reece Drozario, Dale Matthew Palmer, Ross Bonter, Brian  Floyd Jones, Timothy Jones Gates, Zoe Alexander and Lauren Pamela McDaid, all from Merseyside – accepted sentences of between two and three years.

Lena Butcher, from Ireland, and Michal Ondrusek, from the Slovakian Republic, were also in  the dock and received the same sentences.

The gang will serve their sentences in Spain or can request a transfer to a UK prison.

Source : Echo-Header_tcm166-101841

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