vietnam_drugs_gangMembers of a Vietnamese drugs cartel have been jailed for a total of more than 70 years for running a multi-million pound cannabis farm network across the West Midlands.

Gang leaders used the drug money to fund a luxury lifestyle of plush apartments – including a penthouse suite in Birmingham’s Beetham Tower – and high-performance cars.

They also laundered at least £2 million through casinos.

The group used fake IDs and falsified bank statements to rent homes and industrial units across the West Midlands, including in Edgbaston, Smethwick, Sandwell, Halesowen and Tipton.

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