Heroin ‘hidden’ in fridge and millions in cash lead to Clayhall man being imprisoned
PUBLISHED: 11:15 11 October 2013 | UPDATED: 11:16 11 October 2013
A 30-year-old man from Clayhall has been sentenced to eight years in prison for conspiracy to supply heroin.
Oaiemute Aroriode, of Bay Tree Close was involved with a sophisticated criminal gang which bought and sold huge quantities of heroin worth about £4.5 million.
He appeared at Southwark Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty and was the last member of the six strong criminal gang to be sentenced.
The gang was put under surveillance by a specialist police team which culminated in them finding vast amount of class A drugs and half a million pounds in cash hidden in a flat in Kent.
The gang were linked to numerous addresses which included one with a heroin factory in the garage, complete with hydraulic press, and another where drugs had been hidden in the fridge.
Det Insp Grant Johnson, who led the operation, said: “This was a thorough and complex investigation which has stopped vast quantities of potentially lethal drugs from making it onto the streets.
“Our message is clear - if you deal in drugs we will find you, we will arrest you and you will be put in front of the courts to face the consequences.”
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