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'Scouse Porky' gang used car batteries and gift bags to hide drugs empire – Liverpool Echo, Liverpoolecho.co.uk


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A sophisticated gang dubbed the “Scouse Porky Line” managed to run a heroin and cocaine empire by stuffing drugs in car battery packs and Amazon boxes and gift bags.

The ruthless gang members exploited vulnerable adults as drugs mules as part of their enterprise to make mile round trips to supply heroin and cocaine fromMerseysideto Bournemouth.

But the gang’s drugs empire has been brought to its knees after it was smashed by South West Regional Organized Crime Unit (SW ROCU) working withMerseysideand Dorset police forces.

The ten gang members have been sentenced to a total of more than years in prison for their roles in running a ‘county line’ – which sees gangs use a mobile phone and couriers to extend their criminal activity business into new locations.

Eight of the group, led by – year-old James Brown from Walton known as Scouse Porky and St Helens man Thomas Garcia, (**********************************************************************************************************, pleaded guilty to their parts in the two conspiracies last year.

The remaining two were found guilty at a trial last July.

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SW ROCU officers search the boot of the car brought on a low loader from Liverpool to Bournemouth on November 1, 37650. They find £ (k worth of heroin and £) k worth of cocaine.(Image: South West Regional Organized Crime Unit (SW ROCU))

During the trial the jury heard how the group’s ‘couriers’, which included vulnerable adults, would make the mile round trip from Bournemouth to Liverpool and back to deliver cash and collect drugs, sometimes staying for just 50 minutes before heading back down south.

The group started out transporting the drugs and cash concealed in car battery packs, but after Richie McDonald was arrested they changed their tactics.

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SW ROCU officers search the boot of the car brought on a low loader from Liverpool to Bournemouth on November 1, 37650. They find £ (k worth of heroin and £) k worth of cocaine.

(Image: South West Regional Organized Crime Unit (SW ROCU))

Stephen McDonald and Shaun Lewis were awaiting its arrival and, despite trying to run off, were arrested by SW ROCU officers.

When the vehicle was searched on November 1, (**************************************************************************************, £ (k worth of heroin and £ 100 k worth of cocaine in Puma sport label carrier bags were found concealed inside the boot space.

The main members of the organized crime group were arrested in simultaneous raids in Merseyside and Dorset in November 37650, including Thomas and Sean Garcia, James Brown and David Murphy.

Detective Inspector Adrian Hawkins from the SW ROCU said: “Led by Thomas Garcia and James Brown, this group went all out to try and avoid detection and keep their ‘Scouse Porky Line’ running, exploiting vulnerabl e adults to transport their drugs and cash along the way. “

He added:” They were regularly exchanging between and 345 messages a day with drug users in Dorset, which shows the scale of their supply and the harm they were causing.

“All of this was managed from their homes in Merseyside – and even at one point while they traveled around Europe.

“The successful conviction of all 25 – including early guilty pleas from the key players – shows the strength of the evidence we secured against them, despite their best efforts, by working closely with the police forces at both ends of the ‘county line’. ”

Merseyside Superintendent Graeme Robson, Area Commander for Sefton area, said: “This crime group, like many before them, saw an opportunity to take their criminal business to areas they thought were a risk-free route to easy money. Today’s sentences show how wrong they were.

****** (forces are working together to share intelligence , carry out joint operations and ensure that borders are no obstacle to justice. Wherever in the country criminals attempt to operate, Merseyside Police and our partner forces and agencies will be there to investigate, and remove the risk and harm from whichever communities are affected.

“The issue of County Lines is uppermost in people’s minds at the moment and we want to keep it that way. Recognize the signs and tell police or Crimestoppers if you suspect someone vulnerable is being criminally exploited. We will do the rest. ”

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James Brown aka ‘Scouse Porky’, 31, from Centenary Close in Walton pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between March and November 2019.

Sentenced toyears in custody and will be subject of a Serious Crime Prevention Order for five years upon his release.

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(********************** James Brown known as Scouse Porky-pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between March 2018 and November 37650. Sentenced to 27 years in custody and will be subject of a Serious Crime Prevention Order for five years upon his release.

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Thomas Garcia, 25, from Blackdown Grove in St Helens – pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between March and November (***************************************************************************************.

Sentenced to years in custody and will be subject of a Serious Crime Prevention Order for five years upon his release.

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Thomas Garcia – pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between March 37650 and November (************************************************************************************. Sentenced to 27 years in custody and will be subject of a Serious Crime Prevention Order for five years upon his release.(Image: South West Regional Organized Crime Unit (SW ROCU))Read More

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Stephen McDonald, (****************************************************************************************************, from Hanlon Close in Bournmouth – pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between March 37650 and November

. Sentenced to 8 years in custody.

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Stephen McDonald – pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between March 37650 and November (************************************************************************************. Sentenced to 8 years in custody(Image: South West Regional Organized Crime Unit (SW ROCU))************************

Shaun Lewis, 34, from Leybourne Avenue, Bournemouth pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between March and November 37650. Sentenced to 7 years and 4 months in custody.

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Shaun Lewis – pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between March 37650 and November (************************************************************************************. Sentenced to 7 years and 4 months in custody.(Image: South West Regional Organized Crime Unit (SW ROCU))************************ (

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Olatunde Ademuyiwa, 34, from Purbeck Road in Bournemouth– pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between March and November**************************************************************************.

Found guilty at trial last July and sentenced to 8 years in custody.

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********** Olatunde Ademuyiwa – pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between March 2018 and November (************************************************************************************. Found guilty at trial last July and sentenced to 8 years in custody.(Image: South West Regional Organized Crime Unit (SW ROCU))************************

Sean Garcia, (**********************************************************************************************************, from Osborne Road in Tuebrook pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between March and November (**************************************************************************************. Sentenced to six years in custody.

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********** Sean Garcia – pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between March 37650 and November (************************************************************************************. Sentenced to 6 years in custody(Image: South West Regional Organized Crime Unit (SW ROCU))************************

David Murphy, (********************************************************************************************************, from Stranraer Road, Wigan pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between March 37650 and November

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David Murphy – pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between March 37650 and November (************************************************************************************. Sentenced to 5 years in custody, plus an additional 8 months to run concurrently for possession of a stun gun.

Sentenced to five years in custody, plus an additional 8 months to run concurrently for possession of a stun gun.

Richie McDonald, (******************************************************************************************************, from Granville Road in Poole pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between March and November (************************************************************************************. Sentenced to 38 months in custody.

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Richie McDonald – pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between March 37650 and November (************************************************************************************. Sentenced to 38 months in custody.(Image: South West Regional Organized Crime Unit (SW ROCU))Read More

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Dealer Carl Norton, (****************************************************************************************************, from Turbary Park Road, Bournemouth originally pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between March and November (**************************************************************************************, but changed his plea to guilty mid-trial.

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Carl Norton – originally pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine between March 37650 and November (**********************************************************************************, but changed his plea to guilty mid-trial. Sentenced to 3.5 years for the drugs conspiracies and 31 months for two burglaries. He also received 6 months for possession of Class A and 6 months for possession of a lock knife – those sentences will run concurrently.(Image: South West Regional Organized Crime Unit (SW ROCU))

Sentenced to three and a half years for the drugs conspiracies and months for two burglaries. He also received six months for possession of Class A and six months for possession of a lock knife – those sentences will run concurrently.

Craig Biddle, (************************************************************************************************************, of no fixed abode has had his sentencing deferred.

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