Saturday 16 February 2013

Locksmith Locked-Up For Lock-Up Cocaine

A locksmith, who kept £8.6m worth of cocaine in three safes cemented into the walls and floor of a suburban storage unit, has been jailed for thirteen years.
Charles Court, 27, (pictured) of Friern Close, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police's SCO7 Central Task Force East.
He pleaded guilty at Wood Green Crown Court to two counts of possessing class A drugs, with intent to supply.
Court was stopped in Goffs Lane, Cheshunt on August 28, last year and brown taped packages containing drugs were found in his car.
Police also seized keys, which opened a lock-up at an industrial unit in St. James Road, Goffs Oak.
Inside they discovered a false wall secured with screws and a locked door behind.

Officers found three safes concreted into the wall and floor and a locksmith helped open the safes.
Inside were twenty-eight packages containing 27 kilos of cocaine.
Acting Detective Inspector Tim Grinsted said: "Tenacious detective work prevented a massive amount of cocaine reaching London's streets and causing the inevitable misery that Class A drugs bring.”

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