The Liverpool Echo on 16th October carried a feature on a gang, led by an Ian Spackman.  The 9 men basked in the riches of their empire – taking luxury holidays, flashing watches worth thousands of pounds and parking expensive cars on the driveways of their often plush homes.  Cocaine, heroin and cannabis with a street value of £1.25 million was seized during the police investigation.  A separate plot involving some of the same cast saw them create a fake plumbing firm, P & M Plumbing, to import huge cannabis deliveries into the UK from Spain.  Class A drugs and cannabis were supplied to locations across England, including Blackpool, Cumbria and the North East.  Some of the cannabis formed part of another lucrative arm of the gang’s operation – the dispatch of the Class B drug to the Isle of Man, where the drug has a higher street value there than the mainland UK, and was smuggled in special compartments built into the floor of a van.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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