Seventeen gang members have been jailed for 117 years after undercover police made Britain’s biggest land based cocaine siezure in a dramatic swoop on the M6.
Helicopter footage shows the moment drug kingpin Jamie Simpson, 31, was arrested on the motorway near Knutsford, Cheshire, after police vehicles surrounded his Ford Transit.
Officers found 186 kilos of high purity cocaine worth an estimated £20million, hidden under the floor of the van, as well as in the passenger seat and stuffed inside boxes.
The raid was part of a covert police investigation called Operation Dreadnought into Warrington based organised crime groups lead by Simpson and Jamie Oldroyd.
Cheshire Police said the ‘gangster lifestyles’ led by the two ringleaders and gang members led to their arrests, as they flaunted their wealth.