Couple who headed largest chemsex network jailed for 26 years. Peter Finnigan QC and Thomas Coke-Smyth, prosecuted.

A couple who directed Britain's biggest chemsex drugs ring have been jailed for 26 years.

Suellen Miguez, 36, and her husband Diego Arruda-Reis, 35, fuelled the 'Deliveroo-style' trade with an elaborate network of moped riders and Whatsapp groups. 

Brazilian husband and wife crime team made millions from their sophisticated drug business and lived lavish lifestyles; they rented a mansion in a prestigious part of Surrey, drove a Lamborghini and spent tens of thousands of pounds on trips to Harrods.

More than 2,000 litres of potentially lethal GBL, worth £2.2million and the biggest ever seizure of the drug in the UK, was recovered from a storage facility.  And almost £1million worth of other drugs including crystal meth, cocaine, ecstasy, ketamine, heroin, LSD and cannabis, were also seized.  Arruda-Reis and Miguez came to Britain in 2014 and used a variety of fake identities while setting up their drug business.  They rented three short-let Airbnb properties at a time, referred to as ‘A,’ ‘B,’ and ‘C,’ which were used as daily bases.  The drugs were moved into the bases in suitcases from self-storage lock-ups around London before being returned each evening after the close of trading.  Drugs were advertised through social media to customers on a daily menu with a price list, and orders were taken and dropped off.

This case was widely reported in the national press.  You can read the Evening Standard's coverage here.

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