Leo Seelig successful in prosecution of organised crime group involved in the importation and supply of drugs

April 21, 2022

Leo Seelig has successfully prosecuted an organised crime group (OCG) who have collectively received a total of 71 years for conspiracies to import and supply drugs. The OCG were sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court on 20 April.

Darryl Tawiah, aged 42, of Southwark London was already serving an 18-year sentence for drugs supply and firearms offences when he was arrested and charged by National Crime Agency officers in 2021. Working with people within the UK and the Netherlands, the OCG was believed to have been behind huge quantities of Class A drugs imported into the UK and sold across London and the South East.

Tawiah along with co-conspirators were arrested in March last year and were charged with various offences relating to Class A drugs and money laundering. The NCA worked with the Dutch police and Criminal Assets Bureau in Dublin on the 3-year investigation.

Leo Seelig was instructed by the NCA as leading counsel for the prosecution.

News story here: [National Crime Agency]