|James Mulvey, 41, was found guilty of two charges of conspiracy to import cocaine and two charges of conspiracy to import cannabis following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court. He has been jailed for 32 years.|
Mulvey was involved in transporting industrial rollers containing large quantities of cocaine and cannabis between the Netherlands and Ireland. Five defendants were jailed for a total of 88 years for their roles.
|Mulvey, who controlled the conspiracy using pre-pay mobile phones, was not tried with his co-defendants because he had fled to Spain. He denied any involvement but covert recordings sunk him. A shipment of 20kg of cocaine, 364kg of cannabis and 10kg of cutting agent was seized. It is estimated that over 15 trips in total, up to £68 million in drugs were smuggled through the route.|