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Drug lord flaunts lavish car and watch while on run from police

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Drug ‘kingpin’ flaunts lavish car and watch while on run from police

Three men who flooded UK streets with millions of pounds worth of cocaine have been jailed.

Jonathan Cassidy, Nasar Ahmed and Jamie Cassidy had been held in custody since 2020 when they were arrested after law enforcement agencies compromised the encrypted phone system they used to send messages called EncroChat.

In total, it’s believed that they imported close to £26 million worth of cocaine into the UK, supplying users in north-west England, Birmingham and Leeds.

Messages uncovered by Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Organised Crime Group revealed that “kingpin” Jonathan Cassidy compared himself and his criminal enterprise to that of El Chapo.

The trio have been jailed for over 51 years and a manhunt is under way for one more suspect, Joshua Avis.

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