Cocaine dealer faces jail term

DRUG dealer Francis Tago is today facing a long prison stretch after admitting pedalling cocaine.Tago, 24, of London Road, Ipswich admitted three counts of supplying the Class A drug.

DRUG dealer Francis Tago is today facing a long prison stretch after admitting pedalling cocaine.

Tago, 24, of London Road, Ipswich admitted three counts of supplying the Class A drug.

Ipswich Crown Court heard Tago was picked up during an early morning sting in July.

Police officers swooped on houses across Suffolk in the early hours of July 31.

Mounted under the auspices of the anti-drug scheme Operation Crackdown, the swoop was aimed at making inroads into the crack cocaine market.

Appearing before Judge Peter Thompson, the 24-year-old admitted supplying cocaine on July 23, 25 and 29 this year.

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Judge Thompson adjourned the case for probation reports to be completed.

And he warned Tago he was likely to face a prison term due to the severity of the offences he admitted.

The case was adjourned until December 1.

After the raid a total of fifteen people were taken into custody, including 13 on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. The swoops were carried out at addresses in the Ipswich area.

It was believed the raids were one of the county's biggest single-day operations in recent years.