Rain

Rain

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 6°C

Search

Ipswich/London: Drug kingpin and ‘foot soldier’ jailed

11:31 04 February 2013

Kwadjo Yeoboah-Asante.

Kwadjo Yeoboah-Asante.

THE head of a drug dealing business in the town who was arrested as part of Operation Muzzle has been locked up for more than four years.

Kwando Yeoboah-Asante, who had a part-time job as a courier, allowed a telephone registered to his girlfriend to be used to arrange orders for customers wanting heroin and cocaine, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Yeoboah-Asante, 32, of London, admitted supply cocaine and heroin and was jailed for a total of 50 months.

Sentencing him, Judge John Devaux said the fact that he had used a phone registered to his girlfriend showed he was unsophisticated in terms of drug dealing. “This was an active business selling drugs and you were involved over a three-month period,” said the judge.

Robert Sadd, prosecuting, described the defendant as the head of a business dealing in drugs.

He said Yeoboah-Asante had a telephone number that was passed around and was used for orders for drugs to be placed.

He had then sent out “foot soldiers” to deliver the drugs to customers.

“They took the greatest risk,” said Mr Sadd.

He said Yeoboah-Asante was the level above the foot soldiers and had been involved in the supply of drugs between May and July last year.

Stephanie Ward, for Yeoboah-Asante, said he deeply regretted getting involved in the supply of drugs and knew he had let himself down. Also before the court was Daniel Alexander, 25, of London, who admitted one offence of supplying a £20 wrap of crack cocaine to an undercover policeman during the same police operation which led to Yeoboah-Asante’s arrest.

He was described as a “foot soldier” used by people like Yoeboah-Asante and was jailed for 18 months.

2 comments

  • He will only carry on this hideous crime in Prison. Lock him up for 23 hours a day. No privliges and his meals put through the cell door on a plastic plate

    Report this comment

    the opinion man

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • Couldn't agree more the opinion man

    Report this comment

    NOEXCUSE

    Monday, February 4, 2013

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Motorists could be facing travel chaos in and around Ipswich today as high winds threaten to close part of the A14.

Highways England chiefs have said an update on whether the Orwell Bridge will be open or closed to drivers this morning is to come at 7am today, February 23.

Were you in Ipswich when Margaret Thatcher visited in April 1979, just one month before she won the general election?

A pizza delivery driver who was involved in an accident with another vehicle in Wherstead Road, Ipswich has been banned from the roads after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

For as long as I’ve been covering developments in Suffolk – and that extends to decades rather than years – there has been a perceived conflict between out of town retail parks and traditional town centres.

High-risk sex offenders, including those with a history of breaching court restrictions, are not being checked by Essex Police a new report has revealed.

A storm is set to hit Suffolk and north Essex today – the not-quite-so-terrifyingly-named Storm Doris.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24