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Drugs gang with ties to Bexleyheath, Erith and Welling jailed for 28 years

PUBLISHED: 18:16 28 April 2014

Peter Munday Photo credit: Met Police

Peter Munday Photo credit: Met Police

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A drugs gang with links to Erith, Bexleyheath and Welling which supplied cocaine with a street value of £1.4 million has been dismantled.

Mark Ives Photo credit: Met PoliceMark Ives Photo credit: Met Police

Mark Ives and Peter Munday ran the network of drug couriers distributing cocaine and amphetamines in Bexleyheath and Erith.

On Monday at Inner London Crown Court, Ives, 35, of Grove Road, Bexleyheath, was jailed for a total of seven years and four months having pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply 4.8kg of cocaine, and conspiring to supply 15kg of amphetamines.

Munday, 36, of Park Crescent, Erith, was jailed for a total of eight years and three months after admitting conspiring to supply cocaine, amphetamine and possessing £42,000 of criminal property.

Police conducted a series of raids on the seven-strong gang, who collectively have been jailed for more than 28 years.

Det Insp Tim Grinsted, of the Metropolitan Police’s Central Task Force, said: “This complex investigation demonstrates how the Metropolitan Police’s Central Task Force is committed to pursuing those bent of profiting from the inevitable misery that class A drugs bring to our communities.

“The sentences handed down today reflect the serious nature of these offences.”

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