Three men have been jailed for running a drug network in Central London. On April 12, 2021, police raided a house in Westminster that was believed to be being used as a drugs stash house.
Three suspects - Saed Gutale, 25, Lloyd Brown, 25 and Max Daniels, 19 - ran out of the back of the house when they heard the officers entering. They were caught and detained in the rear alley of the address.
Over £35,000 worth of cocaine and heroin was found alongside a self-loading pistol and ammunition. Phones were found which corroborated their involvement in running the drug line.
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A fourth suspect, who was aged 17, was located at his home address later that same day. He had been acting as a drugs runner.
Extensive phone communication enquiries concluded that Brown was the Line Holder of the 'Adam' line and Gutale and Daniels were the holders of the 'TT' line. Analysis of the two drugs lines showed that between January and April, the Adam line had supplied over 1kg of crack and heroin and was worth over £9,000 per week.
The TT line had supplied over 2kg of crack cocaine and heroin and was worth over £14,000 per week. Gutale of Cholmondeley Avenue, NW10 and Brown of no fixed address were jailed for six years. Daniels of Orminston Grove, W12 was jailed for five years.
Police Constable Jack Hardwick said: "We have taken down two more lines running in and out of London. Our communities suffer as a result of the violence and antisocial behaviour they face in their neighbourhoods because of this criminal activity. The recovery of a working firearm with suitable ammunition highlights the association between drug supply, even county drug lines supplying outside of London, and violence and firearm offences on the streets of London.
"The Met will relentlessly pursue those responsible for County Lines drug supply, bringing them to justice for their abhorrent crimes." Another man, aged 18, of NW10 will also be sentenced at a later date for being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.
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