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Jail for drug gang

Three men involved in supplying nearly £500,000 of drugs have been jailed for a total of more than 13 years. 

Kurt D’Cruz, 28, Gilbert MacLellan, 60, and Darren McKelvie, 28, each admitted three charges of being involved in the supply of drugs.

Police were carrying out surveillance on D’Cruz and MacLellan in April 2017 as part of an investigation into drug supply in Tayside.

Officers raided a house in Dundee after they saw MacLellan enter carrying heavy bags.

They found MacLellan and McKelvie in the house and D’Cruz trying to climb out of the kitchen window.

Cocaine with a street value of more than £400,000, in the process of being combined with mixing agents, was seized.

Officers also recovered cannabis and cannabis resin worth nearly £60,000.More cocaine and cannabis was found in D’Cruz’s house, bringing the total value of drugs recovered to more than £470,000.

The court also heard that officers recovered significant quantities of mixing agent benzocaine from a different house, which McKelvie had imported from China.

Nicky Patrick, Procurator Fiscal for Homicide and Major Crime, said:

“These men were preparing significant quantities of harmful drugs for onward sale. As well as having the potential to cause significant harm, sale of illegal drugs funds serious organised crime in Scotland.

"We will continue to do all in our power to bring people who traffic drugs to justice. We are also working to recover the proceeds of their crimes and return that money to Scotland’s communities.”