Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Firm Set Up as Front by Crooks

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Firm Set Up as Front by Crooks

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THE gang set up a company in a bid to hide their multi-million pound cocaine ring from police.

More details of how the operation was foiled and the men were caught have emerged following the sentencing. After the cocaine-filled batteries were swapped for a dummy load, the consignment was delivered to a unit in Ormskirk leased by Anthony Seddon.

On Sunday, November 22, Jonathan Gregg employed a night watchman at BST Trading, the company based in the unit.

Then in the early hours of the following morning, the dummy delivery arrived at the unit and was unloaded and stored.

Seddon also had another unit in Leigh registered to his firm A580 Batteries, where his son Lloyd was appointed as a director.

Police say this business was set up 'purely as a guise' to store the battery devices once the drugs had been removed, in a bid to 'legitimise' the delivery. …

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