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Pictured: Lee Smith in a picture showing him weighing drugs, South Wales Police handout.<br />
Re: ‘Untouchable’ drugs gang jailed for almost 30 years<br />
Four members of a drugs gang have been jailed after police seized almost £30,000-worth of drugs and several thousands in cash during a lengthy and complex investigation.<br />
Liam Wall, 27, Lee Smith, 28, Connor Morse, 21, and Christopher Elgafari, 25, all pleaded guilty to four counts of conspiring to supply crack cocaine, heroin, cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis. They were sentenced today at Cardiff Crown Court.<br />
Wall, from St Mellons, was sentenced to nine years and seven months; Smith and Morse, from Grangetown and Pentwyn respectively, were both handed eight years terms; and Elgifari, from Pentwyn, was jailed for three years and seven months.<br />
The Organised Crime Team in Cardiff had been investigating the gang since September 2015, and worked painstakingly to compile a compelling case which proved the gang were operating a near-24/7 operation, flooding the street of south Wales with illegal drugs.<br />
The criminal enterprise – which the gang dubbed ‘Lewis’ – had the potential to make them thousands of pounds per day.<br />
Officer in the case, DC Rod Lewis said “This was a difficult and protracted case dealing with a large drugs gang operating across Cardiff. Our aim was to totally disrupt this gang and stop them selling drugs in Cardiff.  Wall and Smith were the leaders of this gang and it was due to the amount of compelling evidence we gathered against them that they pleaded guilty to all charges.<br />
“Their belief that they were untouchable was their undoing. They were happy to pose for photographs with large quantities of drugs or cash, which for me as the investigating officer was great evidence.”<br />
DS Dave Bancroft added: “This gang would leave calling cards at hostels across the city to generate more business. They were a real issue for us and from the start we set about disrupting every layer of the group includ
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Pictured: Lee Smith in a picture showing him weighing drugs, South Wales Police handout.
Re: ‘Untouchable’ drugs gang jailed for almost 30 years
Four members of a drugs gang have been jailed after police seized almost £30,000-worth of drugs and several thousands in cash during a lengthy and complex investigation.
Liam Wall, 27, Lee Smith, 28, Connor Morse, 21, and Christopher Elgafari, 25, all pleaded guilty to four counts of conspiring to supply crack...
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