Five men have been jailed for running a drug network from London to Manchester.

The gang regularly traveled north to deal in Class A drugs, including cocaine and heroin.

Nathaniel Ofori, 23, of Tiverton Road, Tottenham, has been charged with conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and conspiracy to supply heroin. He had previously pleaded guilty on November 11, 2021.

He was sentenced to four years and six months in prison on December 6, 2022.

Donell Shyngle, 24, of Finsbury Park, was jailed for five years and three months after also pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and conspiracy to supply heroin.

Accomplices Moses Aibamwen, 28, and Emmanuel Yamoah, 28, were each sentenced to more than four years in prison on the same charges.

Mobile data showed the parties involved regularly traveled from London to Manchester and scoured their customer base, sending bulk messages advertising drugs for sale.

In November 2021, officers stopped a Honda Civic at Sandbrook Retail Park in Romford.

Yamoah, the driver of the vehicle, was subsequently arrested after being identified as one of the drug dealers.

Investigation Officer PC Nick Stylianou said: “Our coordinated response with colleagues at GMP has shown what great results we can achieve when we work together with our partner forces.

“This proactive operation revealed that over an 11-month period, the group dealt Class A drugs, lived lavish lifestyles and was funded by crime. We hope that the extensive work involved in the case demonstrates our commitment to fighting this crime, which is deeply linked to exploitation and severe violence that leads to untold misery.

“We welcome the courts’ rulings and hope they will deter those who engage in this type of reckless behavior. Those involved are confronted with the full force of the law.”

Detective Roger Smethurst added: “No matter how coordinated you think your criminal enterprise is, police forces are actively cooperating and sharing information. We’ll break up your organization and take you to court.

“We know that if we confiscate these items or put people behind bars, we cannot stop it. These people benefit from some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, and we will continue to track every level of crime associated with drug distribution.”

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