THE “top-level controller” of a £27 million drug gang was caught feeling to Spain in a BMW with his girlfriend after a huge spending spree.
THE “top-level controller” of a £27 million (€31.4m) drug gang was caught feeling to Spain in a BMW with his girlfriend after a huge spending spree. Jordan Talbot or “LittleNev” was exposed yesterday, June 5, as the boss of EncroChat. He was the leader of the gang in a plot involving “at least” 500kg of class A drugs and was involved in dealing cocaine, heroin and cannabis.
The 29-year-old was planning on moving abroad as soon as his licence period for a previous sentence for cocaine trafficking expired. However, he and his girlfriend were caught after a huge spending spree that included Talbot buying himself over £40,000 worth of Rolex watches.
Detectives swooped in on the dealer just before he was about to make his escape across the channel.
Judge Neil Flewitt, QC, said it was an “extremely grave offence” and the largest EncroChat drug case to date, as he jailed Talbot for 21 years and nine months.
Other members of the Liverpool based gang include James Ward, 32, from Kirkby, and Jamie Carlton, 40, Waterloo.
The judge said: “You have all contributed to the degradation and human misery that drugs cause to those who take them, their families and the wider community, which is affected by the crimes committed by those who are addicted to them.
“It’s an inevitable consequence of your convictions that your families will also suffer from your criminality.”
Liverpool Crown Court heard the three men were rumbled when the encrypted phone network was cracked last year, Liverpool Echo reports.
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