An Edmonton man has been jailed for his part in a £360million heroin and cocaine conspiracy. 

Denis Xhelili, 39, of New Park Avenue, worked with Shakeel Razaq to try to import and sell the drugs. 

Razaq, 43, of Mansfield Road in Luton, is said to have been the leading member of a criminal network of drug dealers. 

He acted as a middleman between a drug supplier in Turkey and other UK-based drug dealers. 

Messages showed he was involved in plans to bring in shipments totalling 3,058kg of cocaine and 2,357kg of heroin. 

More messages also indicated that he was involved in a separate shipment of 156kg of heroin. 

Edmonton man Xhelili had contacts abroad who were willing to hide Razaq’s drugs within hollowed out pallets in shipments heading into the country. 

Xhelili was jailed for 10 years while Razaq was jailed for 26 years. 

Det Con Hayley Kendall, from ERSOU’s regional organised crime unit, said: “This sentencing is the cumulation of a years-long police operation which has resulted in the jailing of three men looking to make vast sums from selling class A drugs. 

“Razaq coordinated the group’s activity, with messages clearly showing his role in bringing the drugs into the country and plans for onward distribution."