Four men have been jailed following an investigation into drug supply and illegal immigration in the Milton Keynes area by police.

The convictions relate to the police’s Operation Scar. Under this operation, police carried out warrants on February 13th that targeted a number of hand car wash premises and a number of residential properties.

It was part of an extensive investigation to target an Organised Crime Group operating in Milton Keynes who were believed to be dealing Class A drugs and potentially involved in illegally bringing people into the country.

The Operation, called Scar led to a number of arrests, and a number of people have now been convicted and sentenced.

Klivis Kukaj, 21, of Shackleton Place in Oldbrook, was charged on February 14th with possession with intent to supply class A drugs, namely cocaine, and possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs.

Kukaj was arrested in Milton Keynes in October 2017 after officers stopped a car he was travelling in and during a search seized a quantity of class A drugs, he was charged with Jetmir Nokab. He was then re-arrested at the same time as Alfred Pjeternikas during a warrant at an address in Milton Keynes in February. A large quantity of class A and B drugs were seized during the warrant.

He pleaded guilty at Aylesbury Crown Court on May 22nd, and was sentenced to five years and six months’ imprisonment on 23 May. Following this prison sentence, Kukaj is expected to be deported to Albania.

Jetmir Nokab, 29, of Abbotsfield in Eaglestone, was charged on February 14th with possession with intent to supply class A drugs, namely cocaine.

Nokab was arrested in Milton Keynes in October last year after officers stopped a car he was travelling in and during a search seized a quantity of class A drugs.

He pleaded guilty at Aylesbury Crown Court on May 22nd and was sentenced to four years and seven months’ imprisonment on 23 May. Following this prison sentence, Nokab is expected to be deported to Albania.

Alfred Pjeternikas, 34, of Shackleton Place in Oldbrook, was charged on February 14th with possession with intent to supply class A and class B drugs, namely cocaine and cannabis.

Pjeternikas was arrested following a warrant at an address in Milton Keynes in February. A large quantity of class A and B drugs were seized during the warrant.

He pleaded guilty at Aylesbury Crown Court on May 22nd and was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment on May 23rd. Following this prison sentence, Pjeternikas is expected to be deported to Albania.

Agron Ulndreaj, 45, of Rillington Gardens, Emerson Valley, was charged on February 14th with conspiracy to facilitate unlawful immigration.

He pleaded guilty at Aylesbury Crown Court on May 30th and was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment on Friday June 29th.

Between June last year and February this year, Ulndreaj was found to have conspired to commit acts that would facilitate breaches of immigration law.

A number of Albanian nationals were being prepared to be trafficked from Belgium to the UK.

As well as these convictions, 18 people were passed to Immigration services to be deported as a result of Operation Scar, and currently 2 people remain under investigation in connection with drugs offences.

These arrests, charges and subsequent convictions were related to warrants, searches and a complex investigation carried out by Police as part of the Stronghold campaign which aims at fighting serious organised crime.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Rob Snell of the Serious Organised Crime Unit said, “Thames Valley Police is committed to tackling drugs, particularly in relation to organised crime groups, our Stronghold campaign and our Hidden Harm campaign.

“We will continue to work in partnership in order to tackle those who want to deal drugs in our communities and other offences linked to this crime. Anyone who is found to be involved in dealing drugs or organised crime will be investigated and prosecuted and could be facing time in prison.

“If you have information about drug dealing or illegal immigration please call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111”