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NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom – A British court has sentenced a man to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to participating in an international drug ring that smuggled cocaine from countries, including Jamaica, to Nottingham in the United Kingdom.
Orvil Brown, 54, pleaded guilty to conspiring to fraudulently evade a prohibition on the importation of cocaine and cannabis.
According to a report from the Nottingham Post, Brown, who was living at Pine View in Radford, was involved in the international drug ring that saw “large and valuable amounts of cannabis and cocaine” being sent in packages to addresses linked to him in Nottingham.
However, the packages, which arrived from Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and the United States, were labelled with fake names.
Police said the drugs were found hidden inside “parcels of shot glasses, ashtrays and clothing”.
Brown and his 31-year-old partner, Jaurdan Scarlett, were both arrested on January 5, 2021, following the execution of an arrest warrant.
Scarlett, the report said, was involved in the importation of cannabis but not cocaine.
Like Brown, she pleaded guilty, but to the charge of conspiring to fraudulently evade a prohibition on the importation of cannabis.
On Wednesday, the pair received their sentences, with Brown being jailed for five years, the report said.
Scarlett, however, was spared jail time after being sentenced to 12 months in prison, which was suspended for 12 months.
Additionally, she is required to complete 20 rehabilitation activity days and 120 hours of unpaid work, the report added.