Crystal meth dealer ran worldwide drugs operation by sending parcels from Peterborough Post Office

A drug dealer who used ‘special delivery’ at the post office to send large parcels of crystal meth and other Class A drugs has been jailed.

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 2:50 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 5:00 pm

On November 1 last year a post office in Jersey intercepted a parcel containing 1kg of MDMA and 100g of cocaine which they traced back to being sent from a Post Office in Peterborough which police have asked is not named.

They made contact with Cambridgeshire police which reviewed Post Office CCTV and identified a man.

On November 22 the Post Office contacted police as the same man was in the process of sending further packages.

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The drug parcels which Dmitrijs Tarkakanovs tried to send

Officers arrested Dmitrijs Tarkakanovs (27) at the scene.

He had 66 individual parcels containing an assortment of amphetamine, methamphetamine (crystal meth), MDMA, ecstasy, heroin, cannabis and LSD.

His home in Alexandra Road, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough, was searched later that day and further cannabis and ecstasy was found.

Tarkakanovs pleaded guilty to four counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and three counts of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs.

Dmitrijs Tarkakanovs

He was sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court on Friday to six years in prison.

DC Andrew Donaldson said: “Tarkakanovs clearly thought he had found a loophole to exploit and the addresses on the parcels were to all around the world, including Australia.

“Thank you to the Post Office staff in Peterborough and the police and customs officers in Jersey. The Jersey customs officer’s diligence in spotting the drugs disguised as protein powder has helped put him behind bars.”

If you suspect somebody involved in drug dealing you can report this to police online or 101 or 999 in an emergency. Or you can also report it anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.