Father & son jailed for 27 kilo cocaine seizure

A father and son from Cambridgeshire have been jailed for more than 12 years after cocaine with a potential inflated street value of almost “£3 million” was found by police.

Jason Lenk, 52, of Balland Fields, Willingham, and his son Callum Lenk, 25, of High Street, Haddenham, were arrested in December following an investigation by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU).

Callum Lenk was stopped by police officers in Royston on Friday 10 December. When searching the car officers found approximately seven kilogrammes of cocaine in a cardboard box on the back seat.

Later that morning, a warrant was carried out at Jason Lenk’s address. A search of the property found a holdall contained approximately 17 kilogrammes of cocaine and a cardboard box containing a further five kilogrammes of cocaine.

It’s estimated that in total the drugs have a street value of between £2.3 million and £2.9 million.

The drug-dealing duo were jailed at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday (4 March) after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. Jason was sentenced to five years and two months in prison, while Callum faces seven years and four months’ imprisonment.


Detective Inspector Ian Mawdesley, from ERSOU, said: “The Lenks were involved in a significant drug dealing operation, buying large quantities of cocaine and then selling it on in smaller amounts to street dealers for onward sale.

“They paid no regard to the wider harm they were causing to our communities by peddling these drugs across Cambridgeshire and beyond, and I’m pleased they are now being made to pay the price for their actions.

“If you buy or sell cocaine you are committing a serious offence that can have far reaching consequences. Class A drugs such as cocaine have a significant impact on our region, fuelling violence and exploitation as well as crime such as burglary and robbery.

“That’s why it’s important that we continue to clamp down on those at the top end of the chain and prevent drugs such as those recovered from the Lenk’s from reaching general circulation.”

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