Matthew Roberts takes a package of drugs from Colin Beck
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How police broke up £1m drugs ring run from inside jail

Rules on criminals in open prisons will be tightened up after police broke up a £1m drugs ring run from inside jail.

Seven men involved in conspiracy to traffic mephedrone were jailed for a total of more than 30 years after a trial at Swansea Crown Court.

Prisons Minister Jeremy Wright said public safety must not be compromised.

Police evidence secretly filmed by the south and mid Wales regional organised crime squad Tarian during Operation Pierre has been given to the BBC Wales current affairs series Week In, Week Out.

An undercover officer discusses footage showing gang leader Matthew Roberts from Maesteg taking a package of drugs from a contact while out driving a van on day release from Prescoed open prison in Monmouthshire.

  • 20 May 2014
  • From the section Wales
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