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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Gang of drug dealers including two Nigerian brothers jailed for more than 40 years in the UK

A gang of six drug dealers including two Nigerian brothers, Kenechi and Oluchi Ochereobia, who were supplying heroin and crack cocaine between Cardiff, London and Norwich, were on Friday, May 26, handed jail sentences totaling over 42 years, following a proactive investigation by the Met's Trident and Area Crime Command, with support from colleagues from South Wales Police and Norfolk Constabulary.

The Trident investigation was launched in March 2016 as officers became aware of a drugs supply network they believed was operating out of London to supply drugs in and around the Norwich area.
Officers uncovered that the Ochereobia brothers were running a network of drugs couriers out of their respective bases in Cardiff and Hackney in east London. Kenechi was controlling the operation through a central mobile phone number, which he and his brother used to contact hundreds of numbers via text when they had supplies of drugs available.

The brothers would receive orders back, and then instruct others to supply the users in Norwich. Their couriers would then collect the money in exchange for the drugs in Norwich.
Detective Sergeant Paul Harris, from the Met's Trident and Area Crime Command, said:
"This was a complex investigation spanning from Cardiff to Norwich via London. Kenechi Ochereobia tried to hide his involvement in the large-scale supply of drugs in Norwich by pretending to be a legitimate clothes distributor, whilst in reality he was getting younger gang members to run drugs across the country. I would like to thank South Wales Police and Norfolk Constabulary for their support on this operation."
Enquiries revealed that Kenechi was hiring vehicles and was travelling between Cardiff, London and Norwich in the hire cars to facilitate the dealing and oversee operations.
Kenechi was stopped in a hire car and arrested in Norwich in connection with an unrelated matter on 10 June 2016, along with Frankie Dos Santos. Officers also searched a nearby address in Verbana Road the pair had just visited and found Elliot Murawski along with £6,000 in cash hidden inside an oven at the house. Murawski was also arrested but were released from custody whilst enquiries continued.
However, Murawski was stopped and arrested again on 30 August 2016 at Birchanger Services and he was found in possession of approximately £3,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine. Officers were able to demonstrate that Murawski was a key part of the distribution network and was regularly in contact with Kenechi.

Further enquiries led officers to identify Calvyn Green as being linked to the network and he was arrested on 6 September 2016 at Ipswich Railway Station on a London-bound train from Norwich. He was found in possession of almost £2,500 in cash, as well as mobile phones that had been used to communicate with both Kenechi and those he was supplying the drugs to.

Two weeks later, officers stopped and arrested Jaivon Prince at Liverpool Street Station. Prince initially denied having any drugs in his possession, but after officers searched his home address and found wraps of heroin and crack cocaine with a street value of around £20,000; he admitted to having two packets of drugs concealed within his body. Prince was taken to hospital, where hundreds of wraps of heroin and cocaine were recovered, totalling around £2,000.
On 13 October 2016 three simultaneous search warrants were executed at the addresses of Kenechi and Oluchi Ochereobia and Dos Santos in Cardiff and London, and the three were all arrested. Officers found around £23,000 in cash hidden in Kenechi's Cardiff home. Officers found several pictures that showed Kenechi posing with large amounts of cash - proceeds of his drug dealing.
Kenechi tried to make out that he was running a legitimate clothes distribution business, but was unable to provide any tangible evidence of this business that would account for the amount of cash that was both seized and seen in pictures Kenechi posed in.
The six men were all subsequently charged with two counts of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs - namely heroin and crack cocaine.

Murawski and Prince both pleaded guilty to the conspiracy on 17 November 2016 and Friday, 17 March respectively. The other four were all found guilty on Friday, 12 May at Blackfriars Crown Court following a trial. All six were sentenced on Friday, 26 May.

Kenechi Ochereobia, 25 (28.05.91) of Foster Drive, Panylan, Cardiff was charged on 13 October 2016 with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and was found guilty at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday, 12 May. He was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment.
Oluchi Ochereobia, 22 (07.12.94) of Mandeville Street, Hackney was charged on 19 December 2016 with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and was found guilty at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday, 12 May. He was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment.

Elliot Murawski, 26 (07.06.90) of Riverside Road, Norwich, was charged on 2 September 2016 with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (in relation to his arrest on 30 August 2016) to which he pleaded guilty at Blackfriars Crown Court and was previously sentenced to two years' imprisonment.
Murawski was subsequently charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs on 7 November 2016 and pleaded guilty at Blackfriars Crown Court on 17 November 2016. He was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment.
Frankie Dos Santos was charged on Monday, 16 January with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and was found guilty at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday, 12 May. He was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment.
Calvyn Senna Green, 25 (29.01.92) of Keyworth Close, Hackney was charged on 10 November 2016 with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and was found guilty at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday, 12 May. He was sentenced to five years and six months’ imprisonment.
Jaivon Prince, 20 (13.12.96) of Daubney Road, Hackney, was charged on 21 September 2016 with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs to which he pleaded guilty.
He was subsequently charged on 24 October 2016 with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs to which he also pleaded guilty on Friday, 17 March. He was sentenced to six years and four months’ imprisonment.


Source: Metropolitan Police UK

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Igbo kwenu! When it comes to drug trafficking Awards should be given to the igbo men here and in diaspora.They have been tarnishing the image of this country abroad since 1880. Ndi ara!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Evil people.
Give them a country and watch them destroy the whole world within a year.
Drug peddling is the most evil of all crimes, because it destroys the lives of valuable members of society, and turns them into a liability of on any state.

The fact that these people are so greedy, not just money, but for respect (they love to be feared) at all cost, even my endangering the lives of an entire network, shows that there is something fundamentally wrong somewhere.

It is not intelligence that makes you a potential murderer and menace to society, it is a lack of conscience and yet, they claim the most religious people.

The "African Jews". Cognitive Dissonance.

Abux said...

Anthony Joshua: British professional boxer.
Kenechi & Oluchi Ochereobia: Nigerian brothers.
Salman Abedi: British-Libya Terrorist.
I've never seen a media that is biased as the British media.

Anonymous said...

Evil people.
Give them a country and watch them destroy the whole world within a year.
Drug peddling is the most evil of all crimes, because it destroys the lives of valuable members of society, and turns them into a liability of on any state.

The fact that these people are so greedy, not just money, but for respect (they love to be feared) at all cost, even my endangering the lives of an entire network, shows that there is something fundamentally wrong somewhere.

It is not intelligence that makes you a potential murderer and menace to society, it is a lack of conscience and yet, they claim the most religious people.

The "African Jews". Cognitive Dissonance.

We can get angry and make threats as much as we like, but unless people admit there is a problem, it will continue to plague and affect us all.

This culture drugs, of total disregard for human life, will not be dealt with, by denying it exists, as we do other things.

If we care about not just the victims, but about those who are throwing away their lives also, we have to ask certain questions, we have to look to the parents and mentality, that create these issues and make them the norm.

If you spoil your children, you give them a sense of entitlement that leads to greed, if you push your children too hard, you force them to try to succeed through any means possible, and often children, into their adulthood, will misunderstand your motives as a parent.

There are many factors, but beyond the anger at what the consequences of this drug culture has cost thousands and millions of innocent lives, is the frustration that intelligent, capable and potentially great Igbo men, are being disenfranchised, and ending up imprisoned.

This is unfair, and yes it might seem tribalistic, to attack a group of people for a specific issue, but there is no way to be nice, about telling people to stop destroying their lives and those of others.

You cannot appreciate the significance of this issue, unless you walk for moment, in the shoes of people who have lost loved ones, to drugs.

Charles White said...

Dumbasses.How do your own pictures become evidence against you?Another blot on the National image

Akinola Oyewole said...

IBO boyz and drugs. Isn't it high time we made a campaign against this guys who spoil the name of their tribe?

Anonymous said...

@Cowardly anon 05:12, Your disjointed hate-field rant of a comment has no bearing on the article. Did you even bother to read it?

As to your reference to "give them a country", are you also saying that if YOUR PEOPLE are given a country it will be filled with Internet fraudsters, scam love peddlers, human parts ritualists, philandering men, wayward women, juju worshipers (who still go to church on Monday or mosque on Friday), single mums, credit card fraudsters all throwing parties and sewing asoebi on a daily basis till the country implodes?!

Anonymous said...

Hard luck

Anonymous said...

They have to be Ibos. Always in the news for the bad reason.

Anonymous said...

Linda I know you will publish their names so people will be abusing igbo people

Anonymous said...

ipod nd drugs...I cut cap 4 una

Anonymous said...

Enter your reply...why won't she publish their names? Let's call a spade a spade, stop thinking like an illiterate. We igbo's need to start thinking with our brains. Linda is not a hypocrite.

Vivian Reginalds said...

SHAME ON THEM
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Kenny said...

Not making sense

Kenny said...

You make sense

Kenny said...

Senseless comments

Anonymous said...

I'm not Igbo, I don't hate Igbos,but Igbo people seem to hate themselves and everyone else for that matter.

You need to start to think about what you are doing to yourselves.

How can you have your own country, when you can't even take care of yourselves on an individual level.

kings11ng said...

The country has no image so which one exactly are we tarnishing? Only cowards comment anonymously

Anonymous said...

Anon 05:12 aka 06:58 aka 15:41, I can only conclude that your extreme bias has left you unhinged. What are you on about? Not taking care of yourself on an individual level? What does that even mean and how does that relate to the story above? I guess YOUR PEOPLE are taking care of themselves on an individual level in England eh? That is why the prisons in England are full of your people eh?

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