Drug gang running cross-border cocaine and cannabis conspiracy jailed for 30 years

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A gang who peddled large amounts of cocaine and cannabis throughout Liverpool, Wirral and Wales was today jailed for a total of almost 30 years.

Operation Seaford was the code name for police’s prosecution of nine Class A and Class B dealers to supply and produce hauls of the illegal substances.

Darius Saidi-Bidokhti was the controlling mind of the plot and channelled the product of his criminal activities into property which was itself used to cultivate cannabis, Liverpool Crown Court heard.

The married 33-year-old, from Birkenhead, played a “significant” role in the distribution of cocaine, buying wholesale amounts from accomplice Neil McDonald and transporting them across the Merseyside/Welsh border.

Saidi-Bidokhti also took a leading role in the widespread production of cannabis, Judge Stuart Driver, QC, said, and jailed him for six years and six months.

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