Man admits part in smuggling ring
Tuesday, July 28 2009 @ 12:41 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Moon yesterday pleaded guilty to four charges including conspiring to import class A drugs into the UK and Ireland, causing the smuggling of drugs into HMP Lindholme and causing the smuggling of mobile phone parts into the jail.
Fellow gang member Anthony Parry, 39, of Widnes, Cheshire, also admitted conspiracy to import class A drugs into the UK and Ireland.
Lee Standeven, 24, also of Widnes, admitted smuggling the mobile phone equipment and drugs into Lindholme.
Reporting restrictions were lifted when Abid Hussain became the final gang member to plead guilty to the charges against him.
Other members of the gang included Bilaal Khan, 27, who admitted conspiracy to import cocaine into the UK and Ireland and Harminder Singh, 25, who admitted conspiracy to import cocaine into Ireland.
Both men, from South Yorkshire, entered guilty pleas prior to this week’s hearings.
Two further gang members are currently serving prison sentences in the Republic of Ireland.
Leo Morgan, the gang’s contact in South America, was sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment in Panama for cocaine offences.
The full facts of the case were not opened during the two days of hearings.
The matter was adjourned until an unspecified date next month when the gang will be sentenced.