Designer drugs! Moment police officer discovers £5 MILLION of cocaine in 45 blocks branded with Gucci logo after unscrewing secret panel in back of van
- Nabil Chaudhry, 31, jailed for seven-and-a-half years at Sheffield Crown Court
- He was initially arrested at petrol station after police found 45 blocks of cocaine
- The 1kg packets, with value of £5.7m, were stashed behind purpose-built panels
Police have released video footage of the moment more than £5million of cocaine branded with a Gucci logo was found in a hidden compartment in the back of a van.
Nabil Chaudhry, 31, was jailed for seven-and-a-half years at Sheffield Crown Court earlier today after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs between July 2018 and July 2019 and possessing criminal property.
Police said he was arrested at a petrol station in Doncaster on July 20 last year after police found 45 blocks of cocaine branded with the Gucci logo.
Police have released video footage of the moment more than £5million of cocaine branded with a Gucci logo was found in a hidden compartment in the back of a van (pictured)
The 1kg packages – with a total estimated street value of £5.7million – were discovered behind purpose-built panelling screwed into the back of the vehicle.
Investigators discovered Chaudhry was involved in the supply of another 75kg of Class A drugs after £50,000 in cash had been put into his current account.
Nabil Chaudhry, 31, was jailed for seven-and-a-half years at Sheffield Crown Court today
Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector Glenn Butler said: ‘The drugs being carried in this vehicle were believed to be destined for distribution on the streets of London.
‘There is an undeniable link between drug supply and violence, much of which we have witnessed across the capital in recent months.
‘By intercepting the delivery of millions of pounds worth of Class A drugs, I am confident we have prevented harm coming to Londoners, and those who choose to visit our city.
‘I am proud of the dedication and proactivity of my teams which has resulted in this sentence today.
‘The detection of this criminality should send a warning to anyone considering carrying out similar acts that we will use all powers available to us to bring you to justice.’
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