An Acton man was sentenced to seven and half years’ imprisonment for a Class A drugs offence earlier this month.
William Clarke, 29, was sentenced on Friday, 11th of March by the Isleworth Crown Court for the involvement in importation of drugs.
According to Sentencing Council, Class A drugs are treated as the most dangerous class of drug a person is caught possessing, supplying or producing.
It includes cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, LSD, magic mushrooms and crystal meth.
Detective Inspector Jo Rajkovic, West Area BCU CID said: “This is a significant sentence as a result of a fast-paced operation led by PC Case and DC Moyers of the West Area proactive teams.
“The sentencing should send a clear and strong message to that intent on importing Class A drugs into the United Kingdom.”
On Monday 13th December UK Border Agencies intercepted a parcel from Trinidad and Tobago destined for a residential property on Victoria Road, Acton.
Entering the country via Stanstead airport the package, containing a number of cushions, had two 1kg bricks of cocaine with an estimated street value of £250,000 concealed inside.
As a result of this interception PC Case and DC Moyers from Ealing’s West Area Proactive Team established Operation Molyneux.
Having conducted a number of fast time enquiries the Proactive units from Ealing and Hounslow executed a search warrant at a residential address on Victoria Road, W3.
Inside the address, Mr. Clarke was located along with a vast degree of incriminating evidence.
In an interview, he stated he knew nothing about the contents of the package and denied any involvement in the importation of drugs.
However, due to the weight of evidence against him, he was charged for the offence.
On Friday, 11th of March at Isleworth Crown Court, William Clarke pleaded guilty and was sentenced to seven and half years’ imprisonment.