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.