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Offline thaiga

Calvert family gang jailed for Thailand heroin plot
« on: May 12, 2012, 11:36:44 AM »
Calvert family gang jailed for Thailand heroin plot in north Wales
Members of the same family who tried to import heroin from Thailand to north Wales have been jailed for their involvement in the plot.
Giuseppe "Pepe" Calvert was named in court as the leader of the family gang

Members of the same family who tried to import heroin from Thailand to north Wales have been jailed for their involvement in the plot.

Richard Giuseppe Calvert, 32, from Connah's Quay, Flintshire, was jailed for seven years at Mold Crown Court.

His brother Simon Calvert, sister Maria Calvert and mother Margaret Rose Calvert were also given jail terms.

Another man, Darren Hanashi from Cardiff, was jailed. All had admitted various drugs offences.

Sentence on another man who admits money laundering was adjourned because of ill health.

A further defendant denies money laundering and is yet to stand trial.

But police were aware of the plot after carrying out covert observations and placing secret listening devices in the Calvert family home in Connah's Quay as part of Operation Boating, run from November 2010 to June 2011.

Calvert's two couriers were arrested at Liverpool airport carrying half the consignment, and he sold the other half in Amsterdam at a loss.

Giuseppe and Simon Calvert, 37, both admitted conspiracy to import heroin between December 2010 and June 2011, and a second conspiracy to launder money.

Their sister Maria Calvert, 35, was sentenced to three years for money laundering and being involved in the supply of heroin.

Their mother Margaret Rose Calvert, 63, was jailed for 21 months for money laundering but will be released immediately because of the time she has served on remand.

Passing sentence, Judge Niclas Parry said Giuseppe Calvert clearly played the leading role.

"You were the organiser, the buyer, you had expectations of substantial financial gain," he said.

"This was a conspiracy to import drugs from south east Asia to poison the streets of north Wales, for the sake of substantial profit.

"Members of your own community would have been caused untold misery
Simon, Maria and Margaret Calvert were also sentenced for their roles

"The harm of heroin is a cause of enormous public concern. The public expect that when those who are at the heart of making it available are caught, that they are dealt with in a way that deters others."

The judge added that the drugs operation had failed because of "an expensive, time-consuming and meticulous police operation for which the public of north Wales should be very grateful."

Det Con Jon Russell of North Wales Police said: "This team were responsible for poisoning the streets of north Wales with heroin.

"We welcome the sentences received today as we strive to make north Wales a safer place.

"These will act as a deterrent to others involved in such criminality. "
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Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

sicho

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Re: Calvert family gang jailed for Thailand heroin plot
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 12:18:32 PM »
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Online Taman Tun

Re: Calvert family gang jailed for Thailand heroin plot
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012, 06:48:24 PM »
Glad to see KF back on line.  I think the folks in North Wales mostly breed with the sheep. 
“No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have searched the record for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.” - H L Mencken
 

sicho

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Re: Calvert family gang jailed for Thailand heroin plot
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2012, 06:51:38 PM »
Calvert, it seems, is an old Anglo Saxon name. There other names aren't British, let alone Welsh.
 

Offline takeitor

Re: Calvert family gang jailed for Thailand heroin plot
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2012, 07:08:15 PM »
I can think that the only explanation involves Sicilian siblings, a former Liverpool defender and a talented ewe.  That's only ever going to end in tears...
 

sicho

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Re: Calvert family gang jailed for Thailand heroin plot
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2012, 09:49:03 PM »
The word 'pikies' keeps coming to mind.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: Calvert family gang jailed for Thailand heroin plot
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2012, 09:52:36 PM »
Glad to see KF back on line.  I think the folks in North Wales mostly breed with the sheep.
Dont you hate when people mistake your turban for a sheep

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

Lebowski

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Re: Calvert family gang jailed for Thailand heroin plot
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2012, 10:19:01 PM »
Certainly looks like the bottom of the genetic barrel there.
 

Online Taman Tun

Re: Calvert family gang jailed for Thailand heroin plot
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2012, 06:49:57 AM »
Now, now Saf.  We cannot use politically incorrect terminology like "pikies". The correct terminology is "travellers".
“No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have searched the record for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.” - H L Mencken
 

sicho

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Re: Calvert family gang jailed for Thailand heroin plot
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2012, 08:28:16 AM »
Now, now Saf.  We cannot use politically incorrect terminology like "pikies". The correct terminology is "travellers".

Would 'cacas' be acceptable?

I've lived in an area infested by these people and have written about it previously. I don't use a polite word for them.

The only well behaved travellers I met were a young couple and toddler from wealthy families who could spend the summer months playing gypsies in a horse drawn traditional caravan. They parked up on some spare land beside our cottage. I walked over for a chat, decided that they were OK and told them they could take water from our garden tap. I forgot to mention that to anyone else. Son came home in the dark and freaked out when he saw a stranger at the side of the house carrying a bucket.
 

Offline Baby Farts

Re: Calvert family gang jailed for Thailand heroin plot
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2012, 03:19:34 PM »
The one in the blue looks like Billy Drago.
 

 



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