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Two men in custody for dealing drugs worth £400,000

Two men have admitted dealing in cocaine after they were caught with a massive two kilogram block of the drug with a street value of £400,000 in Gloucester city centre.

At Cheltenham Magistrates Court yesterday Uzair Kadodia, 34, of Melbourne Street East, Barton, Gloucester and Dimitri Gjini, 40, of Golders Green in London, admitted possessing the two kilos of cocaine with 88 percent purity last Friday, May 8, 2020, with intent to supply to others.

Both men also admitting exchanging around £70,000 in cash, for the two kilograms of cocaine, which is believed to be the proceeds of crime on the same date.

Gjini also pleaded guilty to conspiring together with three other men to supply a quantity of cocaine to others on April 22 this year.

May Li prosecuting told the court that the purity of the cocaine was 88 per cent and if it were sold on the streets in one gram wraps, the class A drug could be worth in the region of £400,000, but in its current uncut state, it is valued at £70,000.

Gjini told District Judge Joanna Dickens that after he had served his sentence in prison he requested that he wished to be deported back to Albania.

Judge Dickens said: "This case is far too serious to be dealt with at this level. It will be heard at Gloucester Crown Court on May 22."

The judge remanded both men in custody until the crown court hearing.

The court was told that Kadodia was also being recalled to prison because he committed this offence while on parole for a similar conviction.

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