Alex Balancy and Estelle Thornber successfully defend their client in a multi million pound, record drugs seizure case.

Alex Balancy
Alex Balancy November 23, 2020

Alex Balancy leading Estelle Thornber secured the acquittal of their client on 14 Counts of Conspiracy to Supply and Offer to Supply a variety of class A, B and C Drugs. These included Cocaine, Heroin and the largest seizure of GHB/GBL in London to date. Their client, a young Brazilian National, was also acquitted on 2 Counts of Money Laundering of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

The Prosecution alleged that the Defendant was part of a serious Organised Crime Group distributing drugs to order using a fleet of couriers in an ‘Uber for Drugs’ style operation.

Following his arrest with a large quantity of drugs, a large amount of cash and high-tech equipment, the Prosecution maintained that the Defendant had a managerial role in this sophisticated criminal network of Brazilians who ran the drug enterprise along modern business lines, using the latest up to the minute technology. 

Six of the Defendant’s co-accused were convicted. Alex and Estelle’s client was acquitted on all 16 counts following a two months trial.

Alex and Estelle were instructed by Foxes Solicitors.

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