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- Published on Tuesday, 18 August 2009 01:11
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A man connected to a police seizure of almost £10m of heroin has today been jailed for 10 years at Inner London Crown Court as police appeal to trace another man wanted in connection with the haul.
Detectives from the Met's Central Task Force raided a three-bedroom house that was being used as a safe house in Meath Road, Forest Gate on 4 December 2008.
Inside the address, officers found four brown cardboard boxes stacked on top of a single bed in one of the side bedrooms. Split between the boxes were 597 envelopes stashed with a total of 149.35 kilos of heroin. The heroin was high grade with a purity of 60-65% and was packaged ready for distribution. The total heroin was valued at £9,956,000 (street value).
DI Colin Stephenson, from the Met's Central Task Force East, said: "This was one of the most significant drugs seizures by the Met last year, and has seriously disrupted a major criminal network planning to flood London with heroin over the Christmas period.
"The fact that Calvin Markall pleaded guilty demonstrates the thoroughness of the investigation we conducted and the overwhelming evidence we obtained.
"Today's sentencing is yet another blow to those who attempt to supply drugs in London."
Markall was seen leaving and locking the property with a set of house keys. Officers stopped him in the street and subsequently arrested him on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.
Calvin Markall, 20 of Menai Way, Rumney, Cardiff pleaded guilty on 28 April 2009 to supplying significant amounts of heroin throughout London prior to the seizure.
Enquiries are still ongoing in the case to trace Kyle Jason Johnson who is wanted for questioning in connection with the supply of these seized drugs.
Johnson had been residing in the Stratford area up until December 2008. Johnson may still be in London, although he has strong links to Wales and specifically his city of birth, Cardiff.
Johnson is 24 and described as a light skinned black male, 6ft 1in tall, of a medium build with short shaved black hair. He also has a Welsh accent.