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Liverpool man sent to prison following £1 million drugs seizure

Ronald Grimes

A man from Merseyside who was stopped by West Mercia police on the 12th of June 2023 as part of a joint operation run by Tarian, the Regional Organised Crime Unit for Southern Wales, and the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU) has been sent to prison for seven years.

Ronald Grimes, 46, from Sefton in Liverpool was carrying 105kgs of Amphetamine with a street value of over £1 million pounds in the boot of his car.

Detective Constable Adam Griffiths of Tarian’s Regional Disruption Team said: “Grimes was stopped while travelling from Liverpool to South Wales.  In his car was 105 kilograms of amphetamine with a street value over £1 million pounds, which could have caused an immeasurable level of harm on our streets and allowed those involved to profit from the misery and addictions of others.

“Not only was Grimes trafficking industrial levels of amphetamine into Wales, but phone downloads showed he was also involved in the wholesale supply of cannabis in the Liverpool area.

“This is an excellent example of Tarian working in successful partnership with our colleagues in the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit and West Mercia Police.

“The sentence imposed on Grimes should send a clear message that we will relentlessly pursue those seeking to flood our streets with illegal drugs and bring them before the Courts.”

On Monday August 21, Grimes was sentenced to seven years in prison reduced from a 10-year sentence following his guilty plea.