Chelmsford: Brothers jailed in drugs investigation
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Krashnik and Florjan Huta have been jailed after admitting their roles in an established drug line which was active in Chelmsford.
Two drug dealing brothers have been jailed after a complex operation by our specialist drugs team.
Kreshnik and Florjan Huta have been jailed after admitting their roles in an established drug line which was active in Chelmsford.
The Investigation was launched after joint work with the Metropolitan Police Service identified the line. Through the work of officers in our Op Raptor team and colleagues in the Met, the brothers were then identified as the two main line holders.
We were also able to establish that the elder brother, Kreshnik, was the dominant line holder. He would frequently leave the county and during these periods, the younger brother Florjan would step up as the line holder.
The pair were subsequently arrested at an address in Foxglove Way, Chelmsford, shortly before midday on Tuesday 14 November 2023.
As part of the investigation, officers gained access to Kreshnik personal phone which revealed further incriminating material, including images of brother Florjan with bundles of cash, deal instructions and a tick list of those who owed money to them.
In total, about £2,000 in cash was seized in the pair’s lounge.
Analysis which had already been carried out prior to the warrant meant we were able to prove without question that the brothers were running the line.
Both were charged with being concerned in the supply of cocaine and denied the charge.
However, both men changed their plea before a trial could take place and were sentenced on Friday 26 January.
Kreshnik, 30, of Foxglove Way, Chelmsford, was sentenced to four years and seven months in prison.
Florjan, 20, also of Foxglove Way, Chelmsford, was sentenced to two years and three months in prison.
'Weight of evidence against them was too heavy'
Detective Chief Inspector Neal Miller, of our serious violence unit, said:
“Although both Kreshnik and Florjan Huta initially denied the charges against them, they eventually knew that the weight of evidence was too heavy and they had very little option but to admit their guilt. “We know these brothers stood to make large sums of money by selling their drugs on the streets of Essex and preying on vulnerable people to help them do so. “The speed at which the brothers were identified meant that we were able to act quickly to make arrests, disrupt and ultimately dismantle an established drugs line.”
DCI Miller added:
“Our serious violence unit works determinedly to drive down the supply of illicit drugs in Essex and arrest those who believe they can act above the law. We will pursue them relentlessly and they will often not be aware of the sophisticated investigation which has been carried out into them until they get a knock at the door from us.”
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