Bromley couple who lived off drug trafficking and benefit fraud money sentenced

Matthew Harrod was jailed for 10 years.

Fiona Kelly was given an 18 month sentence suspended for two years and 140 hours unpaid work.

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A BROMLEY couple who lived off the proceeds of drug trafficking and benefit fraud have been sentenced.

Matthew Harrod, aged 43, of Hayes Lane, was jailed for 10 years after pleading guilty at Kingston Crown Court to being concerned in the supply of drugs.

His wife Fiona Kelly, aged 45, of Hayes Lane, was given an 18-month sentence suspended for two years and ordered to do 140 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to benefit fraud totalling £60,000 and money laundering.

Harrod, who had links to criminals across the country, brokered the delivery of three kilos of cocaine from a network in Manchester to one in London.

The couple had not declared any income since 2003 and paid for extensive renovations at their Hayes Lane home.

Kelly also drove a £50,000 convertible Mercedes Benz car.

They were targeted during a surveillance operation by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and were arrested in March 2011.

They now face being stripped of their criminal assets.

NCA branch commander Oliver Higgins said: "Harrod had been involved in drug trafficking for many years.

"He actively used counter-surveillance techniques but we were able to link him conclusively to a cocaine seizure that led to his downfall.

"Our investigation does not stop here though as we are working with partners to strip the couple of their criminal assets.

"We have restrained money from bank accounts and property. A confiscation hearing will now take place."

Joint work with the Met Police led to the arrest of three of Harrod's criminal associates, who were acting as drug couriers, following the cocaine seizure in April 2010.

Delroy Farquharson, aged 43, from Croydon, and Branislav Stankovic, 43, from Shepherd’s Bush, later pleaded guilty to possessing drugs with intent to supply. Both received seven-year jail terms.

Lee Moore, 35, from Manchester, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of drugs and was sentenced to three-and-a-half years.

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1:55pm Tue 18 Feb 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Good, a number of scum bags off the streets for a number of years, let's hope we never see the likes of them again. And yes, definitely seize all of their assets and their home as well. Nasty lot.
Good, a number of scum bags off the streets for a number of years, let's hope we never see the likes of them again. And yes, definitely seize all of their assets and their home as well. Nasty lot. sarfflondonbird
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2:47pm Tue 18 Feb 14

the wall says...

Deport them!
Deport them! the wall
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4:23pm Tue 18 Feb 14

SidcupResident says...

the wall wrote:
Deport them!
If only we could....
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: Deport them![/p][/quote]If only we could.... SidcupResident
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4:26pm Tue 18 Feb 14

the wall says...

SidcupResident wrote:
the wall wrote:
Deport them!
If only we could....
But we can, if you look far back into your history. No one is Indigenous to the UK.
[quote][p][bold]SidcupResident[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: Deport them![/p][/quote]If only we could....[/p][/quote]But we can, if you look far back into your history. No one is Indigenous to the UK. the wall
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5:10pm Tue 18 Feb 14

goldenbroomboy says...

the wall wrote:
SidcupResident wrote:
the wall wrote: Deport them!
If only we could....
But we can, if you look far back into your history. No one is Indigenous to the UK.
I do recall reading in the national press a few yaers ago about a man who lived in a village somewhere out in the West Country (Somerset?) whose DNA indicated an affinity with an Iron Age skeleton found in that area.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SidcupResident[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: Deport them![/p][/quote]If only we could....[/p][/quote]But we can, if you look far back into your history. No one is Indigenous to the UK.[/p][/quote]I do recall reading in the national press a few yaers ago about a man who lived in a village somewhere out in the West Country (Somerset?) whose DNA indicated an affinity with an Iron Age skeleton found in that area. goldenbroomboy
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4:09pm Mon 24 Feb 14

white rabbit9 says...

the wall wrote:
SidcupResident wrote:
the wall wrote:
Deport them!
If only we could....
But we can, if you look far back into your history. No one is Indigenous to the UK.
That's true from a terrence mckenna's point of view, culture is man's / womans greatest enemy. This is how the few manipulate the many by divide and rule. This is why the BNP are correct in there views but have not done anything like being murders when you look at, who's in the government. Their's nothing wrong in defending England as the traitors in government have commited treason. ( England has a constitution). Now we have the government's 'useful idiots' who are employed by those in power in government to attack the like's of the BNP. The useful idiots protect the real criminals of the country. The BNP though are just used still in duality left and right. Divide and conquer wins until 'people raise their consciousness' and see the manipulation and 'remember who they are'. We are all one!
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SidcupResident[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: Deport them![/p][/quote]If only we could....[/p][/quote]But we can, if you look far back into your history. No one is Indigenous to the UK.[/p][/quote]That's true from a terrence mckenna's point of view, culture is man's / womans greatest enemy. This is how the few manipulate the many by divide and rule. This is why the BNP are correct in there views but have not done anything like being murders when you look at, who's in the government. Their's nothing wrong in defending England as the traitors in government have commited treason. ( England has a constitution). Now we have the government's 'useful idiots' who are employed by those in power in government to attack the like's of the BNP. The useful idiots protect the real criminals of the country. The BNP though are just used still in duality left and right. Divide and conquer wins until 'people raise their consciousness' and see the manipulation and 'remember who they are'. We are all one! white rabbit9
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