The eighth man of a Luton drugs gang was today sentenced to eight and a half years in jail.
Kamrul Rahman, 24, of Foxglove Way, Luton, was the final man of the group to be sentenced, having pleaded guilty to supplying cocaine and heroin.
His sentence takes the total up to 61 years for the organised crime group, who sold heroin and cocaine with a street value of more than £5 million between February 2014 and January 2015.
During the course of the investigation, Bedfordshire Police seized nine kilos of heroin and cocaine with a street value of up to £1 million.
However, an analysis of ledgers that were found at a drugs factory as part of the investigation found that 32 kilos of class A drugs had been sold by the group; a combination of heroin with a retail value of £3.2 million and cocaine with a street value of £1.9 million.
Detective Inspector Paul Baron said: “This was a huge operation which saw the gang sell large quantities of both heroin and cocaine. At the height of the criminality, the group was taking more than 1,200 calls a week on their street dealing phone line.
“Organised crime groups such as this are incredibly dangerous so I’m pleased that thanks to the hard work of our officers, all eight of the men involved have now been put behind bars for a very long time.
“We cannot over-exaggerate the damage that drugs have on people’s lives; causing addiction, illness, financial ruin, and even death. That is why tackling groups such as this one is a key priority for Bedfordshire Police as part of our aim to fight crime and keep people safe.”
Seven of Rahman’s co-offenders were sentenced on October 16:
Abdul Samad, 29, of Midhurst Gardens, Luton, was sentenced to 19 years.
Sheikh Islam, 32, of Eaton Valley Road, Luton, was sentenced to 10 years.
Mohammed Hussain, 30, of Oak Road, Luton, was sentenced to five years and six months.
Mahibor Ali, 31, of Highbury Road, Luton, was sentenced to four and a half years.
Mohammed Yasin, 29, of Holyrood Crescent, St Albans, Hertfordshire, was sentenced to six years.
Sumon Miah, 29, of Cromwell Road, Luton, was sentenced to four and a half years.
Sajjad Rafiq, 27, of Beech Road, Luton, was sentenced to three years.