Cocaine stashed in computer game box

PUBLISHED: 17:15 20 May 2009 | UPDATED: 16:43 25 August 2010

TWO drug barons caught trying to sell more than £87,000 of cocaine in a Playstation box have been jailed.

TWO drug barons caught trying to sell more than £87,000 of cocaine in a Playstation box have been jailed.

Businessman Stephen Dandy, 39, of The Cloisters, Bedford, and Graham Humphries, 57, of Corhaven House, Larner Road, Erith, were both major players in one of Bedfordshire's largest drug rings until they were arrested last September.

They were planning to dilute the cocaine with potentially lethal phosphoric acid to double its value.

Dandy was jailed for six years and three months last Friday while career criminal Humphries was jailed for five years and three months.

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard the cocaine was seized after an intensive covert operation by Bedfordshire police.

Dandy handed a bag containing nearly a kilo of cocaine at 54 per cent purity to a third accomplice, Damien Smart, in Tesco's car park, Riverside Drive, Bedford. Smart then drove to a Tesco car park in Crayford where Humphries was passed the stash in a Playstation box.

However, Bedfordshire police, arrested Humphries as he left the car park on September 2, last year.

Both Dandy and Humphries pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply a Class A drug.

The third accomplice Smart will be sentenced on June 4.

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