Jail for drug duo

TWO Backwell men have been jailed for drugs offences and money laundering. Veikesh Tailor, aged 23, of Farleigh Road, Backwell, and Carl Peter Tailor, aged 28, of Newland Drive, Withywood, were both sentenced to nine years in jail at Bristol Crown Court f

TWO Backwell men have been jailed for drugs offences and money laundering.Veikesh Tailor, aged 23, of Farleigh Road, Backwell, and Carl Peter Tailor, aged 28, of Newland Drive, Withywood, were both sentenced to nine years in jail at Bristol Crown Court for conspiracy to supply cocaine and ecstasy.Vishal Tailor, aged 21, also of Farleigh Road, Backwell, was sentenced to 14 months for money laundering. All three men pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.Carl Tailor was arrested at Bristol International Airport on November 3, 2006, attempting to board a flight to Amsterdam.After further investigations, a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act was then executed at a house at Farleigh Road, Backwell.At the house two kilogrammes of cocaine, 650g of MDMA and two and a half kilogrammes of cutting agent benzocaine was found.The drugs had a street value of more than £313,000.Jewellery worth £10,000, £50,000 in cash and an industrial compress, bags, masks and mixers were also found during the raid.On November 5, Vishal and Veikesh Tailor were both arrested at Bristol International Airport entering the country.Veikesh was charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine and ecstasy and Vishal charged with money laundering offences.Detective Chief Inspector Graham Hogg said: "Cocaine and ecstasy ruin people's lives, break up relationships and breakdown the fabric of communities and we will do everything we can to prevent it taking a foothold in Avon and Somerset. "The set up in this property in Backwell was serious, organised crime."It was a co-ordinated operation to flood the streets of North Somerset with cocaine and ecstasy. The actions taken by us and the sentences given by the court show that we are relentless against drug dealers and should send a strong message that drugs are not tolerated .


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