Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gang Hid Pounds 2m of Cocaine Behind Bath ; Three Men Jailed for between Six and Eight Years after Drugs Haul Was Discovered in House Raid

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gang Hid Pounds 2m of Cocaine Behind Bath ; Three Men Jailed for between Six and Eight Years after Drugs Haul Was Discovered in House Raid

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aDRUGS gang has been jailed after police found a Pounds 2m stash of cocaine concealed in a bathroom.

The three men were locked up for 20 years in total after officers seized eight kilos of drugs from a holdall behind a bath panel in Bolton.

Dale McDonagh, 30, of Tweedsdale Close, White-field, Joseph Galloway, 26, of Shetland Way, Radcliffe, and Kris Brocklehurst, 29, of Alma Street, Radcliffe, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

They were sentenced at Bolton Crown Court on Monday.

McDonagh was jailed for eight years and Galloway and Brocklehurst handed six years each.

The men were arrested after police raided Brocklehurst's house on Alma Street in Radcliffe.

When officers searched the property, they discovered around eight kilos of cocaine in a holdall, hidden behind a bath panel.

The powder was a high purity and had an estimated street value of Pounds 1.8m. Officers found more cocaine underneath a cabinet in the main bedroom, alongside a set of digital scales. …

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