Two jailed following drug dealing investigation

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Isleworth Crown Court

Two people have been jailed for more than 24 years after Specialist Crime officers seized drugs with an estimated street value of £25 million.

Luke Orlando Skeete, 35, from West Drayton, was sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment at Isleworth Crown Court on Monday (24 July) for his role in a drug operation after millions of pounds of drugs were found in storage units in Acton and Chiswick.

Gabriella Anderson, 27, from Uxbridge, was previously sentenced to six years and nine months’ imprisonment at Harrow Crown Court on Monday, 20 March for possession with intention to supply drugs.

PC Dave Selwood, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “Skeete and Anderson thought that by using hire vehicles and minicabs they could move, with impunity, a significant amount of drugs into London for their own financial gain.

“Drugs as a whole but especially on this scale, are inextricably linked to violence and other crimes that cause misery for the people of London. The meticulous investigative work carried out by my team shows our commitment to taking these controlled substances off London’s streets.

“We hope that this result sends a clear message to those involved in illicit activities that the Met does not welcome this kind of enterprise in London, and our Specialist Crime officers will work determinedly to catch individuals such as this.”