Three men have been jailed for more than 10 years combined at Southampton Crown Court today following an operation carried out by Hampshire Constabulary’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit.
The trio were arrested in December 2018 on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of cannabis after they were found transporting huge amounts of the class B drug across the UK.
Today, all three have been jailed.
Mariusz Musial age 31, Orchard Mead, Waterlooville was sentenced to five years
Marcin Wielgus, aged 42, of Waterhouse Street, Hertfordshire was sentenced to three years and six months
Wojceich Michalski, age 54, Gilderdale, Luton was sentenced to 21 months
Musial, Wielgus and Michalski pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cannabis earlier this year.
Michalski was found to be driving a vehicle containing 55kg of cannabis on the M1 southbound in Buckinghamshire on December 3.
Musial and Wielgus were linked to a 170kg of cannabis loaded in a van near Coalville in Leicestershire which was recovered by officers from the Serious and Organised Unit on December 4.
The drugs combined came to a street value of £2.25million.
In sentencing, Judge Rowland stated that it was a sophisticated conspiracy to distribute cannabis that had been imported and that the police should be commended for the extensive surveillance operation.