MW Solicitors Partner and Deputy Head of Crime and Extradition Team, Christopher Maynard, has successfully defended a 39 year old man in a drugs conspiracy case.
Partner, Deputy Head Crime & Extradition
The client, a man of previous good character, was alleged to have been involved in an international cocaine smuggling ring. The case brought by the National Crime Agency at Lewes Crown Court alleged that the Defendant had been part of a gang which had smuggled up to a tonne of high purity cocaine into the United Kingdom in the space of 4 months last year.
It was alleged that blocks of cocaine with a street value of up to £100 million were secreted within pallets of frozen meat, which were then broken up in Sussex and distributed to local drug dealers.
Christopher Maynard conducted detailed analysis of phone records, cell site material, forensic reports and surveillance and, after a three week trial, the Defendant was acquitted by the jury.
All other Defendants in the case pleaded guilty at earlier stages in the matter.
Christopher Maynard instructed Salma Lalani of 1 Mitre Court Buildings Chambers.
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