A Woolwich Crown Court in the United Kingdom has sentenced three Nigerians to a combination of 40 years imprisonment for conspiracy to supply firearms and drugs.
The convicted Nigerians are -Kennedy Udo, 29, Michael Mgbedije, 22, and Emmanuel Okubote, 27, were charged by the Metropolitan Police on a count of conspiracy to supply of firearms and drugs, were charged as the accused were all charged according to their crime.
Udo, a resident of Avery Hill Road, Eltham, SE9, was sentenced to eight years and six months, having been found guilty of conspiracy to supply drugs and being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of a prohibition on the importation of goods.
Mgbedike who resides in Spur Road, Orpington, was sentenced to eight years, having been found guilty of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
Okubote, a resident of Evan Cook Close, Peckham, SE15 was found guilty of conspiracy to supply firearms with intent to endanger life, conspiracy to possess ammunition with intent to endanger life, conspiracy to supply class A drugs and possessing ammunition with intent to endanger life.
Okubote had been sentenced to 23.5 years’ imprisonment on 9 November 2018.
Met Police confirmed the incident with one of their tweets which read:-
Three men who conspired to transport firearms and drugs into the UK via Eurotunnel have been sentenced to a total of 40 years following an operation by the Met, the UK Border Force and CPS.