An Encrochat dealer was 'buying £42k blocks of cocaine once a week' during the Covid-19 lockdown before his downfall, cops have revealed.
Police discovered a huge stash of drugs in a locked storage unit as they investigated Callum Buckley. The 33-year-old, who splashed thousands on designer items, tried to 'pass the blame' onto others and denied any knowledge of the drugs found in the container.
Substances include cocaine and amphetamines. His name was on the rental agreement. The dealer, who bought and sold Class A and B drugs on a 'wholesale' scale - 'dealing at a serious level' - was snared by cops who were investigating messages shared between encrypted devices.
That probe revealed he used the alias 'Peptalk'. READ MORE: Flash EncroChat dealer suddenly went quiet on cops after they made a big discovery READ MORE: The latest court news and headlines here Police uncovered Buckley's 'leading part in organised crime', involving the supply of drugs to associates in Luton in Bedfordshire.