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.


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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.

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