Brothers jailed for their part in cocaine drugs trade

Two brothers – one of them from Swanley – have been jailed for more than 34 years having been found guilty of conspiracy to import cocaine.

Met cops pieced together their drug trafficking group’s movements and disrupted their plan to bring dangerous drugs on to the streets of London.

Specialist officers spent three years compiling extensive CCTV footage and dissecting encrypted software used by criminals to arrange drug importation.

Officers uncovered that the organised group made 19 importations between May 2020 and August 2020, with a street value of £8,800,000.

In all, a dozen have been sentenced. Ten of these men learned their fates at earlier dates, with the final two sentenced on Friday, at Kingston Crown Court.

They were Jonathan Lynn, 41, of Heathcote Road, Epsom, who was sentenced to 18 years and eight months’ imprisonment, and Nicholas Lynn, 35, of Gildenhill Road, Swanley and Temple Denny Road, Falkirk, who was sentenced to 15 years and three months’ imprisonment.

Detective Inspector Lydia Stephens, from the Met’s Specialist Crime South Unit, said: “We are committed to identifying and dismantling entire networks from the top down to stop the scourge of drug dealing and the associated crimes which impact our communities here in London.

“These vast quantities of cocaine were bound for our communities and I’m pleased we’ve taken them off the streets. Drugs and violence come hand in hand and we will continue to seek out perpetrators who wish to jeopardise the safety of Londoners. ”

Some of the evidence gathered by detectives included hidden compartments (left) a notebook detailing activities and cocaine wraps (right). (Pictures: The Met)

Officers were able to piece together hundreds of hours of CCTV from Thurrock services to prove this was a meeting spot used by the criminal gang to handover large amounts of drugs destined for London.

Officers were able to analyse communications on Encrochat, historically used by criminal gangs to communicate in an encrypted system, through usernames used by the Lynn brothers.

This showed their involvement in arranging the transport of Class A drugs from Lithuania to be driven into the UK on HGV lorries. The team then made use of a drug expert witness to show the Lynn brothers’ leadership role through further data analysis of communications between accomplices.

Thanks to help from European authorities, Jonathan Lynn was arrested in Fuengirola, Spain after a warrant was issued for his arrest in November 2022. Nicholas Lynn was arrested in Kent in February 2021.

Pictured top: Nicholas Lynn (left) and Jonathan Lynn (Pictures: The Met)

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