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Drug dealer from 'Jay-Z line' sentenced to nearly three years in prison

11 Jan 2019

A man who had an integral part in a drugs line which operated out of Luton into other towns in Bedfordshire has been jailed for nearly three years.

Nico Gonsalves, 27, of Icknield Road, Luton, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, namely heroin and cocaine.

Gonsalves was arrested as part of a major investigation by Bedfordshire Police’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit, which established him as a key player in the so-called ‘Jay-Z line’.

When he was arrested he was found in possession of a large amount of drug wraps, containing heroin and cocaine, and cash.

Officers established that Gonsalves had spent around £5,000 hiring executive vehicles and been on regular holidays abroad. From his property they recovered a Rolex watch worth around £9,500 and a total of £4,735 in cash.

At Luton Crown Court on Tuesday (8 January), Gonsalves was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison.

Detective Inspector Justin Dipper said: “This was an pro-active investigation using a number of tactics to prove the Gonslaves criminality.

“Drugs are extremely damaging to our communities, and drug dealing won’t be tolerated in our county. We want to send a strong message to people who are looking into making a profit on other people’s misery, we will pursue you, utilising a number of tactics, and we will bring you to justice.

“There was lots of evidence of the cash-rich lifestyle that Gonsalves led. He will now spend time behind bars and we will continue to seize assets and remove his ill-gotten wealth which has been accrued over a period of time.”

Nico Gonsalves
Nico Gonsalves

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