Friday 13 May 2022 08:53 PM Gang sold cannabis sweets disguised as Smarties and Nerds through Snapchat and ... trends now

Friday 13 May 2022 08:53 PM Gang sold cannabis sweets disguised as Smarties and Nerds through Snapchat and ... trends now
Friday 13 May 2022 08:53 PM Gang sold cannabis sweets disguised as Smarties and Nerds through Snapchat and ... trends now

Friday 13 May 2022 08:53 PM Gang sold cannabis sweets disguised as Smarties and Nerds through Snapchat and ... trends now

A gang who sold cannabis sweets disguised as Smarties and Nerds through Snapchat and Instagram have been sentenced after pleading guilty to drugs charges.

The three-person outfit dispatched 'dangerous edibles' which contained THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, through the post.

Reo Mangal, 24, Olivia Butler, 24, and Ceroan Mangal, 35, were found to be selling the drugs across the UK using social media.

These were wrapped in packaging branded with the word 'Calibo' while the wrappers were designed to look like conventional sweets.

Reo Mangal, pictured, has been jailed 30 months in prison for his role in the criminal enterprise

Reo Mangal, pictured, has been jailed 30 months in prison for his role in the criminal enterprise

Among the stash there were also cannabis edibles branded 'Mary Milk' and cans of THC infused 'Kool Aid'. 

The gang was discovered after Butler was stopped driving a car without insurance in Camden, North London, in January 2021.

When questioned, she claimed to have no idea what was inside the boxes and said she was simply delivering them to another person on behalf of a friend.

But the scale of the operation was revealed after officers trawled through 114,629 text messages and 67,964 photos on Butler's phone, which linked her to Reo and Ceroan Mangal.

The group had been selling the treats to customers across the UK via the social media apps Snapchat and Instagram.

Some of the cannabis sweets found by police when they caught the gang selling drugs on social media

Some of the cannabis sweets found by police when they caught the gang selling drugs on social media

Money was paid into three bank accounts linked to the group once the 'goodies' had been delivered to customers by post.

The three suspects were arrested and charged after a series of raids, carried out on three properties in October 2021, uncovered 'overwhelming evidence'.

All three were sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court.

Detective Inspector Darren Jones said: 'This group brazenly thought they could get away with selling dangerous substances in plain sight on social media.

'The hard work of our officers has put a stop to their criminality and closed a significant supply chain.'

The drugs were wrapped in packaging branded with the word 'Calibo' while the wrappers were designed to look like conventional sweets

The drugs were wrapped in packaging branded with the word 'Calibo' while the wrappers were designed to look like conventional sweets

Mangal, of Nazareth Gardens, Southwark, was sentenced to 30

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