Jamie Germaine, pictured, was imprisoned six years and nine months after South Wales police arrested his £ 3.8 million cannabis operation, which he ran from his Cardiff home
This is the time when the police raided the £ 3.8 million cannabis operation of a crime family that financed luxury holidays to Dubai and ringed boxing cards.
South Wales The police raided the home of Jamie Germaine , who had had cannabis in the Llanrumney area for at least ten years, in July 2018.
Officers kept a close eye on Germaine and his gang for six months before they started their raid.
The South Wales Police Organized Crime Unit arrested Germanie, his partner, two sons and ten employees as part of the operation.
The dramatic robbery was filmed by officers with the help of body cameras & with a drone.
Officers grabbed Germaine's own CCTV equipment, which was used as evidence against him and the gang, because it showed him moving bags loaded with cannabis and skunk.
The footage, according to South Wales police, showed the frequency and volume of cannabis deliveries and the identity of those involved.
Detective Inspector Sion Parker, who led the investigation, said: & # 39; More than £ 600k was seized during the six-month investigation, which is one of the largest cash catches ever of an organized crime group in South Wales.
This is the moment when members of the South Wales organized crime unit rushed through the door of drug-head pin Jamie Germaine who ran a £ 3.8m drug operation from his Cardiff home
One member of the gang tried to flee over the fence when the police arrived – not knowing that a drone covered the garden and provided real-time intelligence to senior officers
Gang members were imprisoned in Cardiff Crown Court for a total of 22 years earlier this week
Tyrell Germaine, 23, left, was imprisoned for two and a half years. His 21-year-old brother Shaquille, right, received a two-year prison sentence at Cardiff Crown Court for his role in the gang.
& # 39; From January 2018 to July 2018, it is estimated that the value of cannabis that passes through Germaine's home is £ 3.8 million.
& # 39; Today's punishment is not the end of the case, the Germaine family and other members of the group will now be subjected to a & # 39; proceeds from crime & # 39 ;. The proceeds of the Crime Act enable us to seize and limit all criminal assets from people involved in drug trafficking. & # 39;
DI Parker added: & # 39; The Germaine OCG are known in the Llanrumney area.
& # 39; We hope the police intervention on their crime has had a positive impact on the community and continues to demonstrate the determination of the South Wales police in targeting organized crime groups and keeping our communities safe. & # 39;
Qatip Puci, 33, left, was imprisoned for four and a half years, Jonathan Parsons, 33, in the middle, was imprisoned for three years and nine months, while Danny Yau, 22, right, a three-year prison sentence at Cardiff Crown Court
Police seized Germaine's extensive CCTV system during the robbery and used the images on his hard drive to identify gang members who delivered drug shipments to and from the house
Germaine was imprisoned for six years and nine months for his role in the gang.
His two sons, Tyrell Germain, 23, and Shaquille Germaine, 21, were imprisoned for two and a half years and two years respectively.
His partner, Danielle Jeanne, 40, received a public contract for 24 months.
In total, the gang received a total of 22 years in prison.
Five other members of the gang received suspended prison sentences in total for five years and nine months.
Judge Petts, who sentenced the gang at Cardiff Crown Court, said: “This took a long time, but the quality of the investigation was demonstrated by the number of early guilty pleas of those involved. & # 39;
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