London-based Albanian gang made £4.2m selling cocaine to people in leafy Tunbridge Wells via a ‘Deliveroo for drugs’ with a ’24/7 call centre’
- Nine men aged between 19 to 24, from Kent and London were found guilty
- They sent constant stream of drugs from capital to quaint Kent town
- In one week last year the gang received 1,500 orders worth at least £60,000
An Albanian drugs gang in London made £4.2million from a ‘Deliveroo for drugs’ that provided the residents of leafy Tunbridge Wells with a 24/7 supply of cocaine, a court heard.
Nine men, aged between 19 and 24, operated a ’24/7 call centre’ to ship drugs from the capital to the quaint Kent town.
The historic spa town is known for its royal patronage and boasts some of the best state schools in the country and an average house price of £500,000.
Tunbridge residents could easily place orders by phone using the gang’s ‘simple and consistent business model’, their trial heard.
An Albanian drugs gang in London made £4.2million from a ‘Deliveroo for drugs’ that provided the residents of leafy Tunbridge Wells (pictured) with a 24/7 supply of cocaine
They managed to deliver 1,500 orders in one week alone in July last year, which bagged them at least £60,000.
Simon Taylor, prosecuting, told the court: ‘The organisers of the network were operating a Deliveroo or Just Eat for drugs and able to keep the key phone sterile by only using it for receiving and confirming orders,’ reports The Sun.
He added that the deals were always for half a gram of cocaine, which cost customers £40 each, and were always from the same town.
Police caught the dealers by posing under cover and pretending to buy from them.
Evidence on their mobile phones then incriminated them further.
One member of the gang was filmed throwing money at a singer in a nightclub, while another boasted about his Range Rover Sport.
When they were arrested, one of the men had a stash of cocaine with a street value of £2,000 and another had £8,000 cash.
All nine men, from Kent and London, were found guilty of supplying cocaine and will be sentenced later this month.
Nine men, aged between 19 and 24, operated a ’24/7 call centre’ to ship drugs from the capital to the quaint Kent town (Tunbridge Wells pictured), a court heard
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