Aigburth man jailed for 10 years after fingerprints matched with drug photo

An Aigburth man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Martin Lamb, 34, of Aigburth was sentenced this afternoon, Tuesday 7 February, at Liverpool Crown Court, following an investigation as part of Operation Venetic, the ongoing investigation relating to the use of ‘Encrochat’ devices.

He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine; heroin; and cannabis; and money laundering offences.

Lamb used the handle ‘maskedswan’ and, during the investigation, gave one contact his postcode, which detectives traced back to his luxury gated apartment block on the edge of Sefton Park.

He also revealed images of items inside his apartment, which were confirmed on 9 February 2022, when a search was carried out.

Lamb was also matched via fingerprints to an image in which he was holding cannabis (pictured).

Detective Inspector Peter McCullough said, “Lamb joins the lengthening list of criminals put behind bars as part of this international operation, and there will be more to come.

“He conspired to supply multi-kilo amounts of drugs, which spread misery amongst our communities, and increase the risk of serious, violent crime and other associated harm. Lamb also left a trail of evidence which we followed to his door.

“Lamb was generating vast profits, with no regard to the damage being caused. Our work to track these criminals down and bring down serious and organised criminal groups continues on a daily basis.”

Anyone with information on drug supply is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Image: Merseyside Police

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