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Birmingham gang use Christian group to import roughly £2 million of drugs in to the UK

by Alex Collett

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has reported that a gang used a Christian organisation as a cover up, to import 400kg of cannabis into the UK.

Three men, Dalton Anderson, Sinclair Tucker and Alvin Russell shipped three loads of the drug in tins addressed to Vision Christian Ministries.

The drugs with an estimated value of roughly £2 million, which arrived at Birmingham Airport from Jamaica.

According to the BBC all three men were found guilty of importing the class B drug, but have denied the claims.

They were convicted at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The men are due to be sentenced at the same court on 27 January next year.

NCA operations manager Rick Mackenzie  told the BBC the gang thought they could misuse the charity, he said: "Anderson, Tucker and Russell cynically used a Christian ministry as a smokescreen to import huge quantities of cannabis into the UK.

"They wrongly believed that this would put them beyond the reach of the National Crime Agency and our law enforcement partners."

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