A father and daughter appeared in Liverpool Crown Court yesterday, Tuesday 6 September, for drug dealing with the woman jailed for more than three years.
Faye Dunn, otherwise known as Faye Canty, 38 years, of Whiston was sentenced to three years and nine months for her role in supplying drugs.
She was arrested at Manchester Airport in June as part of Merseyside Police response to Operation Venetic: an international operation targeting criminals who used a mobile encryption service, commonly referred to as Encrochat, in an attempt to evade detection.
Dunn used the Encrochat handle ‘Stiffninja’ in a conspiracy to supply 24kgs of cannabis. It was also evidenced in court that she was involved in laundering £650,000.
Her father, Michael Dunn, 68 years, of Prescot, received two-year suspended sentence for his part in drug dealing.
He was arrested and charged in July for conspiracy to supply a controlled Class B drug, cannabis, and money laundering.
Detective Constable Michael Steventon said, “Faye Dunn was essentially an accountant and played an integral part in laundering hundreds of thousands of pounds of money.
“Her Encrochat handle also showed that she conspired to supply 24kgs of cannabis.
“I hope this sentencing sends a strong message to perpetrators that crime doesn’t pay – we are taking action and bringing drug dealers to justice. We will continue to be relentless in our pursuit of offenders.
“I would ask anyone who has any information about who is supplying or selling drugs in their area to contact us so we can take action.”
Senior Crown Prosecutor Adam Till of CPS Mersey Cheshire’s Complex Casework Unit, said, “Faye Dunn was a high achieving and successful businesswoman. Now she is a convicted criminal. She was able to take her managerial skills into the drugs trade to assist others for their and her own personal gain, and is now behind bars. She played an operational role in the conspiracy that included directing her father Michael. He returned to his previous criminal life to help her, despite his reported ill health and age.
“Many young and vulnerable people are exploited in the cannabis trade . Faye and Michael Dunn entered into this trade hoping to make a lot for money. They have only themselves to blame for the result of today’s hearing.”
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.