FOUR members of an organised crime group, who arranged drug deals in excess of £1m, have been jailed following a major police operation.

Detectives seized more than £980,000 in cash and 11kg of cocaine.

The four men were sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court last week (18):

  • Matthew O’Brien, 32, of Northdown Close, Ruislip Manor, was sentenced to 15 years and nine months.
  • Georgie Norris, 20, of Burnham Way, Boston Manor, was sentenced to 12 years and eight months.
  • Mark Breagan, 38, of Evergreen Court, Ruislip Road East, Hanwell, was sentenced to 10 years and four months.
  • Alfie Whitbread, 21, of Cambridge Road, Hanwell, was sentenced to eight years and 10 months.

All four pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

The court heard the conspiracy was split into two parts: a west London group made up of O’Brien, Norris, Breagan, Whitbread and a further male who remains outstanding, and an east London group made up of a three men who were sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court.

Initially, the west London group supplied cocaine to the east London group, but, over time, the two groups formed a partnership.

Det Insp Stephen Masterson, from the Met's Specialist Crime North Unit, said: “The link between drug-dealing and violence is clear and the consequences cause misery in communities across London.”