June 4, 2009
Three Israeli drug smugglers have been jailed for their roles in one of the biggest-smuggling plots ever intercepted by British police.
Moshe Kedar, aged 81, and Yehezkel Srebro, 57, were both sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment.
Their accomplice Mordechai Hersh, 67, received an eight-year term.
The men were convicted earlier this week of planning an elaborate operation to bring more than 12 tonnes of cannabis, worth £36 million, into the country using a tugboat.