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Five from Connah’s Quay admit roles in cocaine importation plot

FIVE people from Connahs Quay have admitted being involved with the importation of cocaine into the UK.

Sisters Bethan Jones Stout, 31, and Nerys Jones Stout, 29, both of Dodds Drive in Connahs Quay, pleaded guilty to two charges of importation of cocaine between August 2008 and August this year.

Rhian Caroline Jones, 25, and her husband Darren Jones, 26, of Viking Way in Connahs Quay, and Rhian Jones mother Katrina Benbow-Norry 50, of Dodds Drive also admitted the same offences when they appeared at Mold Crown Court on Friday (December 17).

Keith Sutton, prosecuting, said that it was alleged that they had been paid to receive packages of cocaine, a class A drug, from other people.

The charges say the offences took place in Coventry and elsewhere in the UK.

All five were granted bail pending sentence at the end of January.

Judge Niclas Parry was told that two other men from Wolverhampton had already admitted their part in the importation.

He ordered pre-sentence reports be prepared so that all seven could be

sentenced together.

Judge Parry told the five Deeside defendants that they had the good sense to plead guilty and that would make a substantial difference when it came to sentencing.

But he said that it was a serious matter and that all options including custody would remain open.