Two Deptford men have been jailed for a total of 14 years for their part part in a Class A drugs supply network in Tunbridge Well and Tunbridge.

Ismir Basha, 24, of Croft Street, Deptford, and Rigels Hadushaj, 20, of Glashier Street, Deptford, were two of nine men busted after a police investigation.

The Albanian gang sold drugs in Kent worth more than £4million per year.

Their operation was uncovered when detectives linked the drug line back to Deptford, where Hadashaj was based.

Undercover police gathered further evidence by buying drugs off the gang.

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Detective Sergeant Mark Froome said: "This sophisticated drug supply network took steps to avoid arrest by keeping the main mobile phone is London and providing a second phone for the local dealers Kent.

"It is estimated the gang’s drug dealing would have made more than £4,000,000 per year from around 50 kilograms of cocaine, and photographs on their phones showed large quantities of cash in their possession.

"They were finally brought to justice through a meticulous investigation supported by proactive arrests by patrols.

"The sentences imposed should send a strong message to anyone seeking to supply Class A drugs in Kent that they will be identified, arrested and are likely to spend a significant time in jail."

Both Basha and Hadushaj were jailed for seven years each.

Those jailed were Rigels Hadashaj, 20, Arlind Palushi, 19, Fatos Metalia, 24, Izmir Basha, 24, Nelson Aliaj, 28, Ervish Dervishi, 23, Xhesil Vucaj, 21, Alfred Gashi, 19 and Marius Kuci, 24.