Harlow drug dealer who ran Broxbourne “county line” jailed

Crime / Wed 29th Mar 2023 at 01:14pm

TWO drug dealers who were part of a county lines drug network in Broxbourne have been jailed for a combined total of more than eight years. The duo were arrested in October 2020, after an investigation by Hertfordshire Constabulary’s dedicated Operation Mantis team.

The two men were charged with running the ‘Lucky’ line, which supplied crack cocaine and heroin from Broxbourne into Swindon during 2020. Both men pleaded guilty at St Albans Crown Court on Wednesday, March 1.

Basky Capitao, 28, of Whitefields Road, Cheshunt, was sentenced to five years and four months for conspiracy to supply class A drugs. Harvey Kimpton, 23, of Wharley Hook, Harlow, was also sentenced to three years for conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

A 34-year-old woman – who acted as a driver – also pleaded guilty and waiting to be sentenced. Detective Sergeant Chris Cowell, from Hertfordshire Constabulary ’s Operation Mantis team, said: “Capitao and Kimpton ran the ‘Lucky’ line, which exported class A drugs into Swindon.

“The disruption of this line will make a significant impact on drug supply and associated crime in Broxbourne and in the Swindon area. It’s also another county line that has been shut down, sending a strong message to would-be drug dealers that they will be caught and jailed.

“Exploitation of vulnerable people is just one of the tragic symptoms of organised drug gangs. County lines dealers can coerce people into providing a base for dealers to operate or to act as distributers themselves.

“They often use young people to handle drugs and money, drawing them deeper into gang affiliation that often leads to violence and abuse.”

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2 Comments for Harlow drug dealer who ran Broxbourne “county line” jailed:

Bruce Downey
2023-03-29 15:42:02

The evidence is all on their smartphones, dimwits.

Clive sims
2023-03-30 11:17:27

Is that a spot on his forehead or is it the last brain cell leaving the building.

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