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Anastasios Pisiridis, Arjan Lamaj and Alexander Rhodes-Evans jailed over £62,000 heroin drug deal in London Colney Retail Park
Three men have been sentenced to a total of 30 years in prison after being found guilty of a drug deal in London Colney.
Anastasios Pisiridis, 38 from Enfield was arrested in October following a surveillance operation, which culminated in a drugs transaction in London Colney Retail Park.
£62,000 in cash and 3 kilos of heroin were seized and this followed the seizure of five kilos of heroin in Glasgow.
The heroin had been delivered by members from Arjan Lamaj’s group the previous day.
Lamaj, 30 from Milton Keynes and Alexander Rhodes-Evans, 40, from Ascot were arrested in January 2013 during a further arrest phase.
Pisiridis received six years for conspiracy to supply heroin, 18 months for money laundering and nine months in relation to a false identity document.
Lamaj was sentenced to 22 years in prison for leading a conspiracy involving the wholesale distribution of heroin and on Friday he received a further four months for a false ID offence.
Rhodes-Evans received five years imprisonment for conspiracy to supply heroin. He also received 18 months for money laundering and nine months in relation to a fraudulent Irish passport which he held in a false name.
The case was concluded by Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Serious and Organised Crime Group, which is now called the Serious and Organised Crime Agency at St Albans Crown Court on Friday, October 11.
Detective Chief Inspector Neil Ballard from the Hertfordshire Constabulary Serious and Organised Crime Group said: "Lamaj had been previously convicted of another drugs trafficking offence in 2005 and received a 6 year sentence.
"Following his release, he was deported to Albania however he soon returned to the UK to continue his trade in class A drugs.
"Quite rightly his sentence is significant and I hope that it serves a warning to others of how seriously these crimes are dealt with in Hertfordshire."
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