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Teenagers carried drugs in their bodies in ‘county lines’ conspiracy

A MAN jailed for using teenage boys to carry drugs from London to Devon has seen his sentenced increased.

The boys would transport cocaine and heroin inside their bodies as part of a ‘county lines’ operation and then supply the drugs at their destination.

Omorie Nixon, 20, was sentenced to 7 years 9 months’ imprisonment on January 28 at Exeter Crown Court.

But his sentence was referred to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme and was yesterday increased to 10 years and 9 months.

Speaking after the hearing, the Attorney General, the Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP said: “Nixon was part of a highly organised drugs operation which exploited young teenagers.

“The original sentence failed to take proper account of the seriousness of the offences and the harm drugs can do to people’s lives. I am pleased the Court has now seen fit to increase the prison term.”

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