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Uk: Chip Shop Owner Jailed After Being Caught With Photos Of Him

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Chip shop owner jailed after being caught with photos of him counting thousands of pounds in drug moneyBy Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 2:45 PM on 03rd March 2010

A chip shop owner was today jailed for 12 years after being caught with pictures of
himself counting thousands of pounds of drug money taken on his mobile phone.

Eric Kocabey, 34, was arrested after customs officers at Manchester Airport
intercepted an electric fire which had £600,000 of heroin hidden in the back.

Liverpool Crown Court heard the 11kg of drugs were swapped for decoy packages
and surveillance officers watched as the fire was delivered to Kocabey's home in
Birkenhead, last October

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Jailed: Eric Kocabey, 34, was sentenced to 12 years after he was found with pictures of himself counting drug money
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Anne Whyte, prosecuting, said that after the Turkish former asylum seeker, who was
given British citizenship in 2008, came home from work clutching a tool box, police
raided the address and found him dismantling the fire to get at the drugs.

The father-of-one was arrested and several mobile phones were also seized.

On Kocabey's iPhone were pictures taken in August, before he was under suspicion,
of himself with bundles of cash and photos of brown packages similar to those found
in the fire.

At his chip shop, White's Fish Bar in Wallasey, police found a 40-plant cannabis factory in a bedroom.

Kocabey told police he had been pressured into taking delivery of the fire and into
letting three men use the flat above his chip shop because he owed money to
members of the Turkish community.

Miss Whyte told the court Kocabey was 'the face of the conspiracy' and was 'clearly trusted'.

'To think that international drug dealers would send a consignment to a man they
barely knew was "absurd",' she added.

The mobile phone photographs, Miss Whyte said, showed this was not the first time
he had been involved with drugs.

David Maudsley, defending, said that prior to falling into debt, Kocabey was 'a hard
working man trying to make a decent living'.

He said his 'ashamed' client had been stupid and weak and 'could have and should
have said no'.

Recorder David Turner QC said: 'The photos were very stupid things to do but people
who commit this type of offence are sometimes very arrogant.'

He sentenced Kocabey to 12 years for conspiring to supply Class A drugs and five
years, to run at the same time, for being involved in the production of cannabis.

The judge said: 'You have repaid the hospitality of this country by becoming involved
very substantially in the drugs trade.

'You have made your way, thanks to the generosity of this country, to become the
owner of a fish and chip shop.

'Fortunately, the police and customs through good work managed to intercept a
consignment of Class A drugs being imported and which was to be delivered to you.

'You were not a foot soldier. You were a senior officer in this.'

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