Four men jailed for plotting to flood Derbyshire with cocaine worth millions of pounds

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Four men who plotted to flood Derbyshire with cocaine worth millions of pounds have been jailed for more than 60 years.

The men were arrested following an investigation into £1.3 million worth of heroin, cocaine and cannabis, three firearms and £500,000 in cash found at a house in Derbyshire in May 2018.

Numerous empty bags and packaging pointed to a £35million conspiracy over a two-year period, Derbyshire police said.

Further enquiries by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), supported by Derbyshire police, led to the arrest of 35-year-old Benjamin Mousley and Liutauras Streckis, 36. Approximately 5kg of cocaine was also recovered.

In November, Alvydas Giedraitis, 42, was arrested and, latterly, 32-year-old John Devine was detained, with around £5,000 in cash also seized.

All four were charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine.

Mousley and Devine previously pleaded guilty.

Following a trial at Derby Crown Court, Giedraitis and Streckis were found guilty of their involvement.

The men were jailed as follows:

- Alvydas Giedraitis, formerly of Silver Street in Enfield, London: 20 years.

-Liuturas Streckis, formerly of Main Avenue in Enfield, London: 19 years.

- Benjamin Francis Mousley, formerly of Friar Gate in Derby: 12 years.

- John Martin Devine, formerly of Worcester Crescent in Chaddeston, Derby: 10 years.

They join Warwickshire man Ivan Graham, 35, who was jailed in October 2018 for 24 years in connection with the May discovery.

A Derbyshire police spokesperson said: “These men intended to flood Derbyshire with cocaine, bringing untold harm to our communities.

“These lengthy jail terms have now closed the tap on their offending, indefinitely.”