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Man found with £1m of drugs at Beaconsfield sentenced to prison

| August 14, 2018

A man found in possession of cocaine with a street value of £1m at Beaconsfield has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment for drugs offences.

On Thursday 31st May 2018, Thames Valley Police officers stopped a Ford Transit van at junction two of the M40 in Beaconsfield.

Following a search of the van officers from Thames Valley Police found 10kg of cocaine hidden within it, which had an estimated street value of £1m.

A 30 year old man of Swallowfields, Iver who was in the van when it was stopped was charged by police in connection with the incident on Friday 1st June 2018.

The 30 year old man pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply class A drugs at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on Friday 1st June 2018.

On Friday 10th August 2018, at Aylesbury Crown Court, the man was sentenced to a total of nine years imprisonment.

Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Rachel Wheatman, of the Serious and Organised Crime Unit, said: ‘[The man] has received a substantial prison sentence for this offence, after he was found with a significant amount of class A drugs in his possession.

The work of our officers prevented these drugs from reaching the streets, and has resulted in a drug dealer facing years in prison.

Thames Valley Police is committed to tackling drug offenders and strives to prevent and disrupt their crimes as part of the ongoing Stronghold campaign to fight organised crime in partnership.

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