IMAGES have been released of a drug gang who sold more than £1m worth of cocaine. 

The four members of an organised crime group including two from Bristol have been sentenced for their roles in supplying huge amounts of cocaine in the West Country.

Aaron Jefferies, 31, of Allington Drive, Bristol, led the criminal operation and was convicted following a four-week trial at Bristol Crown Court last month of conspiracy to supply cocaine alongside Aaron Rafique, age 30, of Milner Gardens, Bristol, and Robbie Shore, age 25, of Williams Close, Melksham. 

Connor Forrester, age 25, of Meadow Road, Melksham, pleaded guilty to the same offence in August 2020.

All four men were sentenced yesterday (24 November). 

Ann Hampshire from the South West Complex Casework Unit said: “We supported this successful complex investigation led by our colleagues at the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit.

“The defendants in this case sought to profit from the misery that illegal drugs bring to communities in the South West. 

“Our work does not end today. We are determined to ensure that any assets that this group acquired through their criminality are confiscated.”