12 year sentence for drug lord cabbie from Merseyside

A cab driver who was caught with four kg of cocaine has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

John Grace, 58, was found with drugs that were said to have been worth in excess of £60,000.

He was arrested by police on January 11 2018 in Widnes , Cheshire, and was established as the head of a drug supply operation.

Grace, of Walton, was convicted of supplying Class A drugs and was today sentenced to 12 years behind bars. As reported by the Liverpool Echo, Det Insp Nick Hughes said: "We’re committed to taking dangerous substances as well as dangerous people off our streets.

"The sentencing of Grace is a result of a long-running and complex operation in relation to suspected heroin and cocaine supply and money laundering offences, which we have been investigating since May 2017.

"We’ll continue, with the support of police forces across the North West and beyond, to target those suspected of being involved in the supply and distribution of drugs, and put them before the courts.

“Drug dealers often only think of themselves and their financial gain, not thinking of the ripple effects these substances have on those who use drugs, their families and friends.

“We want Merseyside to be a safe and secure county. I would encourage the public to report those involved in supplying drugs."

Images: Source; Merseyside Police

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