Notorious Drug Gang Members Jailed After Posing With Wads Of Cash and Cocaine on Social Media (Photos)

It is the end of the road for four notorious members of a drug gang after they were jailed for showing off money and cocaine on social media.
A member of the notorious gang showing off the money and drugs.
Four members of a drugs gang have found themselves behind bars after they posed for photographs with wads of cash and large quantities of cocaine, WalesOnline has reported.
At the Crown Court it was revealed that Liam Wall, Lee Smith, Connor Morse and Christopher Elgifari were involved in running “the busiest drugs line in Cardiff”, which made more than £6,000 a day.

Four of the suspects admitted conspiring to supply Class A and Class B drugs. The court heard the enterprise operated between September 2015 and December 2016.
Prosecutor Heath Edwards said: “Each of these defendants had involvement in drugs trafficking – conspiring to supply heroin, cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis to drug users in Cardiff.”
The court heard the men used a dedicated phone number called the “Lewis Line”. Mr Edwards described the operation as “a long-running and lucrative drugs enterprise”. He said police recovered around £22,000 of drugs, including 2kg of amphetamine and 1kg of cannabis, during the investigation.
Liam Well
Wall, Morse and Elgifari were caught when officers intercepted their blue BMW on the M4 at Coldra in November 2016 as they travelled from Liverpool, where they had been to buy more drugs.
Officers found substances worth £11,500 inside the vehicle, but the defendants denied all knowledge, with Elgifari claiming they had been on a “road trip to the mountains”.
Judge Jenkins noted the defendants’ actions brought “misery and degradation” to drug users in the city.
The court heard there was a fight in the dock when the case was listed for trial on Monday. Wall, 27, from Cath Cob Close in St Mellons, was jailed for nine years and seven months for his leading role.
Prosecutors said he first came to the attention of the authorities when he and another man tried to change £2,000 worth of coins in a coin machine at Asda in Pontprennau in September 2015.
Lee Smith
His phone was found to contain incriminating messages and photographs, including an image of him holding a £20,000 in cash while smoking cannabis.
Officers also found a picture of Smith weighing 2kg of cocaine.
When police seized cash from Wall, he told them the money had come from “puppy breeding”.
Prosecutors said he had been before the courts for 33 previous offences, including robbery, theft and criminal damage.
David Elias QC, defending, said his client became involved due to his cannabis addiction and stressed he had no relevant convictions.
Smith, 28, from Ffordd James McGhan in Cardiff Bay, was jailed for eight years for a significant role.
When police seized £1,500 from him, he told them the money had come from gambling.
Prosecutors said he had been before the courts for 62 previous offences, including robbery, burglary and theft.
Hilary Roberts, defending, said: “At the time of his arrest, he was living a reckless, thoughtless, party sort of lifestyle, but he has resolved to put drugs behind him.”
Connor Morse, 22, from Brynheulog in Pentwyn, was also jailed for eight years for a significant role.
Prosecutors said he had been before the courts for four previous offences.
Edward Mitchard, defending, argued his client – the youngest of the four – was “immature”.
Elgifari, 25, from Bryn Celyn in Pentwyn, was jailed for three years and seven months for a lesser role.
Prosecutors said he had been before the courts for 41 previous offences, including fraud, theft and harassment.
Christopher Rees, defending, argued his client’s involvement was limited to a single day in October 2016 when he handed out business cards for the drugs line at the Huggard Centre.
Connor Morse
Judge Jenkins said: “Each of you played an important role in a substantial conspiracy to supply heroin, cocaine, amphetamine and cannabis to users and addicts on the streets of Cardiff.

“The enterprise was a long-running and, in terms of financial reward, significant operation.

“At its height, it was one of the busiest drugs lines in Cardiff, capable of turning over in excess of £6,000 per day.”
Speaking after the hearing, Detective Constable Rod Lewis, the officer-in-the-case, said: “This was a difficult and protracted case, dealing with a large drugs gang operating across Cardiff.
“Their belief they were untouchable was their undoing. They were happy to pose for photos with large quantities of drugs or cash, which for me as the investigating officer was great evidence.”
Detective Sergeant Dave Bancroft added: “The Organised Crime Team, supported by analysts, worked very hard to identify everyone involved and bring them to justice.
Christopher Elgifari

“As can be seen in the photos of Wall holding £20,000 cash and his drugs business phone, or Smith cutting and weighing out 2kg of cocaine, their misguided confidence was astounding.

“I hope this reassures the public that we are working extremely hard constantly to focu