A DROITWICH man has been jailed for three years and four months for drug-dealing.
Klajdi Domi, aged 25, of Drovers Way was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
Another man – 26-year-old Dorjan Balisha from Jovian Way in Ipswich for conspiracy to supply class A drugs, possession of drugs with intent to supply and possession of criminal property, namely cash.
The court heard between July 2020 and March 2021 the pair conspired together to supply cocaine in and around Ipswich.
Customers called a dedicated phone line to place their orders and provide their postcode. Once payment had been received those involved arranged the delivery.
After a third man Emiljan Filipi was caught with a 250grammes of cocaine in January 2021, the Serious Crime
Disruption Team used phone evidence to identify the other parties involved in the conspiracy. Investigations also revealed that significant amounts of money were made and transferred between the defendants.
Domi had 26 wraps of cocaine and cash when he was arrested in Kingston in July 2021.
Balisha was arrested in September 2021 after a warrant executed at his home address and yielded incriminating evidence which demonstrated he ran the phone line.
Det Con Jared Fortune said: “Cocaine consumption is not an innocuous, recreational affair – it is detrimental to the physical and mental health of the users and the sentences handed to the members of this organised crime group shows how seriously police take the supply of such a drug.
“The defendants were among many who are misled to believe that dealing cocaine brings a glamorous lifestyle, but as Domi, Balisha, and Filipi now understand, there is nothing lavish about being behind bars. ”
He commended the work of Ipswich Police’s Serious Crime Disruption Team who collectively worked tirelessly to exact justice on such gangs.
Filipi, of Park Road in Ipswich, was sentenced to four years and six months in May last year after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs.
A fourth member of the group – 21-year-old Blerant Seferaj of Osborne Road in Enfield – has been charged with conspiracy to supply drugs, money laundering and possession of criminal property, namely cash, and will be sentenced at a later date after also pleading guilty.