Sutton Bridge resident laundered money for drugs gang

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A Sutton Bridge woman linked to a drug gang has been given a ten month prison sentence, suspended for a year, and must do 150 hours’ unpaid work.

Darina Garkavaya (24), of Princes Street, pleaded guilty to money laundering at Stafford Crown Court.

Her co-accused, 11 men from Staffordshire, were jailed for almost 40 years for their part in the supply of class A drugs and money laundering.

One of the men, Damien Miller (31), was controlling the group’s criminal activity while a serving prisoner at North Sea Camp on the outskirts of Boston.

The court heard Miller and his gang were brought to justice with the help of the prison governor, Lincolnshire Police and Staffordshire Police’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit. Miller got ten years for conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine.