Perfect neighbours or owner/operators of a £300m crack lab?

Fourteen members of the British element of an international cocaine smuggling network were jailed for between five and 27 years today. Police said the group - dubbed the "Bling Bling" gang because of their high-living lifestyles - were one of the biggest drug rackets ever brought to justice in the UK. The gang, whose members were mostly of Guyanan and Caribbean descent, had bases in London, Paris and New York and made huge profits.

The Guardian reports.  And The Times of London.

Posted by Cynthia on February 28, 2006 at 11:42 AM in Britain, Caribbean, Cocaine, France, Guyana, United States | Permalink

13-year-old drug trafficker...what's next, an 11-year-old heroin addict?

In Guyana, three men and a juvenile were arrested after 100 grams of ganja were found in a shop they were in.  They appeared in the Georgetown Magistrate's Court on a charge of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The 13-year-old girl, along with the two men, pleaded not guilty to the joint charge. The teenager was granted $50,000 bail by Acting Chief Magistrate Cecil Sullivan while the others were remanded to prison. It is alleged that on Friday last, the four had in their possession 140 gram of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.

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Posted by Cynthia on January 31, 2006 at 11:29 AM in Cannabis, Guyana | Permalink