Chip shop owner jailed after being caught with photos of him counting thousands of pounds in drug moneyBy Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 2:45 PM on 03rd March 2010 A chip shop owner was today jailed for 12 years after being caught with pictures of himself counting thousands of pounds of drug money taken on his mobile phone. Eric Kocabey, 34, was arrested after customs officers at Manchester Airport intercepted an electric fire which had 600,000 of heroin hidden in the back. Liverpool Crown Court heard the 11kg of drugs were swapped for decoy packages and surveillance officers watched as the fire was delivered to Kocabey's home in Birkenhead, last...
235 For Cannabis Possession
Haven man to pay 235 for cannabis possession 11:40am Wednesday 3rd March 2010 A Milford Haven man has paid a heavy price for being caught in possession of cannabis. Carl Whatling, of 35 Richard John Road, pleaded guilty to the charge at Haverfordwest magistrates court yesterday (Tuesday). Prosecutor Ellie Morgan said police executed a search warrant at Whatling's former home on Monday, February 9th . "The defendant handed over quantities of cannabis and herbal cannabis. "Police valued the cannabis at 4 and the herbal at 12.50." She added that Whatling, aged 25, was previously cautioned for a drug offence in 2008. Defence lawyer Mark Layton...
Police find alleged cannabis farm in Little Aston mansion Mar 3 2010 by Steve Bradley, Birmingham Mail http://www.uk420.com/boards/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=375667 POLICE raided a gated mansion used as a cannabis factory during an operation which netted drugs worth 250,000. Officers stormed into the seven-bedroom property on the private Roman Road in leafy Little Aston, where house asking prices top 1 million. It was among eight addresses raided yesterday, leading to the seizure of more than 1,000 cannabis plants and 17 arrests. West Midlands Police said a cannabis factory was being dismantled at the Roman Road address while at least two of the other properties...
7,000 Worth Of Cannabis
Rowley Regis man caught with 7,000 worth of cannabis claimed he was going to smoke the lot 9:00am Wednesday 3rd March 2010 A 41-year-old Rowley Regis man caught growing cannabis plants worth up to 7,000 maintained to police officers after his arrest the drugs were for his own use and not for supply. Nigel Maull had a lenghty history of drug and alcohol abuse and his cannabis addiction was costing him a lot of money, said Mr Oliver Woolhouse defending. He told Wolverhampton Crown Court that Maull decided to cut his costs by cultivating the controlled drug himself and he started off by buying seeds from a shop in Dudley. Maull then collected the equipment he needed...
Police have put a significant dent in cannabis operations on the East Coast of New Zealand. Over 10,000 cannabis plants have been seized following an operation which covered Hawke's Bay, Gisborne and East Cape. Forty-seven people have been arrested and face a variety of charges including cultivating and possession of cannabis and unlawful possession of firearms. Detective Senior Sergeant Sean Hansen says the number of plants seized is down on similar operations in past years but the 10,500 plants seized is significant in the fight against the drug. The plots were identified from the air and the plants removed by hand or sprayed with a chemical. Source hxxp://tvnz.co...