Ringleader of drugs gang who operated from Spain sentenced to 11 years

Ringleader of drugs gang who operated from Spain sentenced to 11 years

Two men have been sentenced to a total of 13 years and four months after pleading guilty to their role in the management and operation of one the UK’s largest drugs networks.

At the High Court in Glasgow, Roy Dunstance, 39, pled guilty to directing serious organised crime in relation to drug trafficking, possession of firearms and ammunition, and movement of money derived from crime, and was sentenced to 11 years

James Hanlon, 31, pled guilty to involvement in the supply of cannabis and was sentenced to two years and four months

Speaking following sentence, Lindsey Miller, procurator fiscal for organised crime and counter terrorism, said: “Roy Dunstance operated a large scale drugs distribution network from his home in Spain, mistakenly believing that his location and use of technology would protect him from Scottish authorities.

“He carefully directed his couriers and enforcers in Scotland as they traded in drugs worth six figure sums and amassed a small arsenal of weapons.

“By dismantling this gang we have taken individuals, drugs, weapons and cash off the streets where they could do damage to our communities, and a Proceeds of Crime case has now begun against Dunstance to ensure that his full illegal earnings are identified and reclaimed.”

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