Broli Martin, 23, and Amedeo Seccia, 28, were convicted by Lewes Crown Court on Monday November 14 after pleading guilty to possession to supply crack cocaine and heroin and concern about the supply of crack cocaine and heroin were.
In November last year, Hastings police discovered two men emerging from a seaside hotel selling Class A drugs to known drug users.
Officers then located the room they were in and discovered packets of heroin and crack cocaine and £2,000 in cash.
Martin and Seccia were convicted in a joint operation by Sussex Police and the Metropolitan Police.
An investigation into both men’s mobile phones by the Metropolitan Police Op Orochi team revealed that Martin has been running a county drug line from north London and has done so since his release following a previous drug supply conviction.
Martin, from Palmerston Road, Enfield, North London, was sentenced to a total of five and a half years in prison and Seccia, from Bohemia Road, St Leonards, was sentenced to 18 months in prison suspended for 24 months.
Investigator Julian Stokes said: “This is one of a number of significant convictions handed down by courts in drug trafficking offenses investigated by the Hastings-based Project ADDER team and it shows that the supply and distribution of drugs is totally not tolerated becomes our city.
“County lines are responsible for bringing harmful and dangerous drugs into our community and we are doing a lot of work to catch those responsible.
“To do this effectively, we are working incredibly closely with other agencies and police forces, including the Metropolitan Police’s Op Orochi team.
“This partnership working means we can approach County Drugs Lines from both sides – from the origin, which is often in London, and from the final destination, which is typically smaller coastal or rural towns like Hastings.
“We are grateful to the Met for working so closely with us so we can take down these county lines and help protect our communities from drug-related harm.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/23139328.men-dealt-class-drugs-hastings-seafront-hotel-jailed/?ref=rss Men who dealt in Class A drugs at a Hastings beach hotel have been jailed