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Drugs kingpin jailed for 15 years for supplying £2m of cocaine

Drugs kingpin who partied in clubs, drove speedboats, supercars and a hoverboard and supplied £2m of cocaine to the South East is jailed for 15 years

  • Lodvik Guraj, 33, used more than 42 mobile phones to run his drugs empire 
  • Detectives arrested 14 members of his gang after linking them to his phones
  • Guraj filmed several videos of him enjoying his luxury drugs-funded lifestyle
  • Detectives said he was responsible for supplying more than 40kg of cocaine
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Lodvik Guraj, 33, pictured, used more than 42 mobile phones to run his London-based drugs empire over an 18-month period

A major cocaine dealer has been jailed for 15 years having been found guilty of supplying more than 40kg of the drug to users across London and the south east. 

Lodvik Guraj, 33, from Greenford, London used more than 42 mobile phones to run his drugs empire over an 18-month period. 

During the investigation, detectives discovered Guraj used his illegal business to enjoy a lavish lifestyle, including travelling on luxury holidays and buying expensive jewellery and designer clothes. 

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard detectives from the Met’s Organised Crime Command managed to link 14 other individuals to Guraj’s drugs empire from evidence contained on his mobile devices. 

The electronic devices also had dozens of videos featuring Guraj and some of his luxury possessions, such as a white Lamborghini, a hoverboard and a speedboat. 

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According to the Met, 14 drugs couriers, suppliers and distributors have also been jailed after they smashed his network.  

Detective Superintendent Neil Ballard, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: ‘During his trial, Guraj attempted to present himself as a victim acting under duress who was only involved in the supply of Class A drugs to pay off large debts.

Guraj had videos on his electronic devices featuring him inside his luxury Lamborghini 

Guraj kept the videos showing his luxury lifestyle on several mobile devices 

As well as sitting at the wheel of his sports car, other videos featured Guraj on a boat

‘As a result of the tenacious and meticulous investigation carried out by officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, we were able to present evidence clearly showing that Guraj was benefiting from the profits of Class A drugs supply.

‘Through covert operations officers seized significant amounts of Class A drugs and cash.

‘The courts have sentenced those connected to Guraj to more than 140 years’ imprisonment and we have managed to totally disrupt this Organised Criminal Network, headed by Guraj.

‘The sentence should stand as a deterrent to others and send a clear message that the Met will continue to identify and target those involved in serious and organised crime.’

One video seized by the police featured Guraj on a hoverboard, pictured

Guraj was also filmed at the helm of a speed boat while on a luxury holiday 

Snaresbrook Crown Court, pictured, heard the gang supplied more than 40kg of cocaine across London and the South East over an 18-month period

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