Drug scam: NRIs jailed

Drug scam: NRIs jailed

Jogendranath Rajcoomar, 57, and his son Sunil Rajcoomar, 25, are among seven drug operators who were convicted and sentenced at the Birmingham Crown Court after pleading guilty to conspiracies to supply and import amphetamine and cannabis.
The gang was led by Anthony Spencer, who has been in and out of prison for drugs, firearms, fraud and theft.

Jogendranath Rajcoomar, who was a former prison governor, provided financial and logistical support for the network. He made large cash deposits into his accounts to fund Spencer’s travel to and from Holland. One of the safes was found in his garden. He was sentenced to three years and nine months.

Sunil Rajcoomar was involved in the movement and stashing of drugs in the UK and Holland. After receiving Western Union payments from his father, he paid a month’s rent on the farm being used in Amsterdam. He was sentenced to two years.
SOCA Deputy Director Andy Sellers said: “These are career criminals who wanted to make a lot of money through drug trafficking with no regard for the harm they would cause communities and individuals.”

Spencer and his criminal associates were under surveillance for months. Officers saw the gang burying purpose-built safes which could store up to 140 kilos of drugs.
‘Aladdin’s cave’

Intelligence sharing with the Dutch Police led to the discovery of a farm in Amsterdam which was being used as a drugs warehouse, and a flat that officers described as ‘an Aladdin’s cave’ of drugs paraphernalia, including a pill-making machine. Evidence indicated that the gang was planning to significantly increase the scale of their operation.