Acquittal for defendant charged with conspiracy to supply 50kg heroin

Philippa Eastwood has secured an acquittal for her client who was charged with conspiring to supply 50 kg of heroin.  The case followed a massive undercover police operation in which huge quantities of heroin were recovered. It was alleged that her client had travelled from London to Birmingham to oversee the final drugs exchange, driving others who were subsequently convicted of the conspiracy. He was observed travelling to the vicinity of where the exchange took place, dropping a co-accused off and picking him up again shortly afterwards, before returning to London on the same route and at almost exactly the same time as the car containing the heroin. There was police observation of him earlier in the year associating with other alleged conspirators. He was the cousin of the person police said was the linchpin of the whole conspiracy.

 

The case involved detailed analysis of the surveillance and the telephone evidence together with significant argument relating to admissibility of evidence (in particular pertaining to the activities of a police informant). Those who were convicted will be sentenced at a later date.

 

Philippa was instructed by Tim Walker from Sonn MacMillan Walker Solicitors.

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