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Crime£100,000 drugs, cash and assets seized as national drugs line runner jailed

£100,000 drugs, cash and assets seized as national drugs line runner jailed

Mathias Akinyemi has been jailed for his involvement in running a national drugs line.

The 27-year-old man of Ardwick Green North, appeared at Manchester Crown Court this morning, where he was jailed for three years and 11 months.

He had been convicted of possession of criminal cash, and possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs, cocaine and cannabis.

Police intelligence linked Akinyemi to a national county lines operation shipping drugs in bulk and in smaller amounts across the country.

In October, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) carried out a search warrant at Akinyemi’s home where they found controlled drugs, the remnants of what appeared to be plant growing equipment in the attic and bundles of cash.

A quantity of cannabis was recovered with an estimated street worth of £25,000. Officers also found a block of cocaine stuffed inside a sock and hidden in the toilet which was estimated to be worth £30,000 on the streets of Manchester.

Including assets, the total value of goods seized was £100,000.

PC Haydn Cross said: “The jail sentence that’s been secured as a result of this investigation should serve as a stark warning to other county lines offenders. Greater Manchester Police takes a zero-tolerance approach and is relentless in its pursuit of those involved in serious organised crime.

“If you’re concerned about drug-related crime in your area or think someone may be a victim of drug exploitation, please call us on 101.”

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