Jury unscathed accused of being part of Jamaican cocaine smuggling gang

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A jury has found a father of eight not guilty of helping a gang strike a deal that brought at least a quarter of a kilogram of cocaine into the country four years ago.

Plymouth Crown Court has been told by prosecutors that 41-year-old Warren Campbell aided in the plot which saw the Class A drugs smuggled into the UK from Jamaica.

He has always denied the charge and today a jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

Prosecutors told the jury the Londoner encountered drug mule Jordane Morris on his return from Montego Bay to Birmingham International Airport in September 2017.

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She was then pulled over on the M5 near Cullompton as the cocaine was heading towards Plymouth.

Mr Campbell, of Tottenham, said he was in contact with Morris and gang leader Nathaniel Freeman, but only as a spiritual healer.

He added that he provided him with a leather talisman for his trip and that he took no part in the conspiracy to smuggle a Class A drug between April and September 2017.

During the trial, the court heard from defense witness Milton via video link from Kingston, Jamaica, where it was 4.30am.

His number had been traced as a contact for Campbell in 2017.

Mr Thompson said the accused provided him with spiritual counseling on the issues he was having with his partner at the time.

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