Seven men accused of involvement in a massive cocaine dealing plot have been remanded in custody.
All are accused of conspiracy to supply almost £44,000-worth of the Class A drug, following an operation by Gloucestershire police earlier this week.
Simone Cicilloni, 41, of Boulter Crescent in Wigston, Leicester, plus Gloucester men Mohammed Tagari, 42, of Blenheim Road, Richard Neil Hoskins, 26, of Howard Street, Kieran Cox, 21, of Hartland Road, Aaron Warmington, 26, of Elmleaze, Kyle Ashley Silk, 25, of Linden Road, and Mark Ian Jones, 27, of The Rushes in Tuffley all appeared before Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court this morning.
Silk was also charged with production of cannabis, and Jones also charged with possession with intent to supply Fluoromethcathinone.
All seven are accused of being part of a plot in which a cutting agent for cocaine was alleged to have been ferried from Grimsby to Gloucester.
The court heard that the estimated street value of the cocaine seized was £43,890 - but that could have gone in to several hundreds of thousands of pounds when mixed with the cutting agent and sold.
District Judge Joti Bopa-Rai remanded them all in custody, ahead of a plea and case management hearing on August 22 at Gloucester Crown Court.