Acton Drug Dealer Jailed for Importing Cocaine

Received package through post with a street value of £250,000

William Clarke with the package in which the drugs were sent
William Clarke with the package in which the drugs were sent


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A man from Acton has been jailed for seven and a half year’s for importing class A drugs through the post.

On Monday 13 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, which contained cushions, also had concealed two 1kg bricks of cocaine with an estimated street value of £250,000.

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 enquiries a search warrant at the Victoria Road address. Inside they found 29-year0old William Clarke, with what police described as a vast degree of incriminating evidence. Clarke was duly arrested on suspicion of importation of Class A drugs.

When interviewed Clarke stated he knew nothing about the contents of the package and denied any involvement in the importation of drugs.

On Friday 11 March at Isleworth Crown Court, Clarke pleaded guilty and was sentenced to seven and half year’s imprisonment.

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 those intent on importing Class A drugs into the United Kingdom.”

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April 4, 2022


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