Drug dealer hides 140 kilos of cannabis in coconuts

The British court has convicted a drug dealer for the smuggling of almost 140 kilos of cannabis. The man had travelled to Ghana specifically to hide 138 kilos of cannabis in coconuts. He had it sent to his company ‘Soul Foods’ in England.

Richard M. (53) was arrested after officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) opened a container destined for his company ‘Soul Foods’ in 2018. The cargo included coconuts. However, they turned out to be filled with cannabis and then closed again. Half a kilo of weed was found at the man’s home.

The drugs had a street value of approximately $750,000, according to the NCA. The dealer received 7.5 years in prison.

The man had also been convicted in 1995 for importing cannabis, then in the false bottom of a suitcase. And also, while travelling from Jamaica to the UK, he was caught in 2002 and 2003 with 10 and 5 kilos of cannabis in his luggage, respectively.

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