Five appear in court charged with £3million cannabis conspiracy

Five people have been remanded in custody after being charged with conspiracy to supply £3 million worth of drugs.

Wednesday, 18th October 2017, 1:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 11:33 am
Police incident at a dead end, Hawksbill Way, Peterborough Tuesday 17 October 2017. Picture by Terry Harris. THA

Anthony Sinclair, (19), of Bedford Road, London, Samson Ogbeni, (26), of Colebrooke Row, London, Shahim Daryani, (29), of Storksmead Road, Edgware, Anna Manolau, (21) of Grange Road, Peterborough and Olsi Plaku, (25), of Grange Road, Peterborough all appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court this morning (Wednesday).

They were all charged with conspiring with each other and unnamed others to supply 314kg of cannabis in Peterborough.

Ogbeni was also charged with dangerous driving, involving a white Vauxhall Vivaro van on Oundle Road.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

None of the defendants entered a plea to the charge, and there were no bail applications made.

They were all remanded into custody until November 14, when they will appear at Peterborough Crown Court for a preliminary hearing. They will appear at the court via video link.

The five were arrested following a police raid on Monday night. Residents in Beluga Close on the Vista Estate in Fletton reported police searching for a man at 10pm.

A van was recovered by police.

Drugs were also found at an address in Grange Road, Peterborough.