Operation Burrow involved the investigation of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs throughout the South Wales and Gwent Police areas in 2006.
The investigation focussed on a butcher’s shop where drugs were being prepared, cut and pressed. Following a warrant at the shop, a press, cocaine and other drug paraphernalia were recovered and arrests were made.
One of the men received a 4 year prison sentence with the second man going on the run while he was on bail to Spain and eventually Ireland.
In consultation with the CPS and SOCA a European Arrest Warrant was issued and the man was extradited back to the UK where he received a sentence of 4½ years.