Llewellyn Culver-Evans secures acquittal in complex Encrochat drugs conspiracy

Llewellyn Culver-Evans secures acquittal in complex Encrochat drugs conspiracy.

Llewellyn Culver-Evans, led by Syed Ahmed of Citadel Chambers, represented a client charged with conspiracy to supply class a drugs, in a four-week trial at St Albans Crown Court.

The prosecution outlined a large-scale drugs operation, distributing multiple kilograms cocaine throughout the Hertfordshire area, with the use of highly encrypted Encrochat telephones. The prosecution brought evidence to attribute one of these encrypted phones to the Defendant, through the use of cell-cite and co-location data and phone records.

After deliberating for over five and a half hours, the jury returned a Not Guilty verdict in respect of Llewellyn’s client.

A single co-defendant was convicted of the conspiracy by the jury.

Syed and Llewellyn were instructed by Aasher Malik from Woolfe & Co Solicitors of Luton.



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