The Aussies running Uber Cocaine receive their prison sentences and they're not even that bad
Four Aussie cab drivers who were running a "sophisticated and efficient" cocaine delivery service over the geographical area of Sydney, are now facing "at least three years" in prison.
Sydney might sound a little specific, during a police intercepted call, one of the organisers told a female customer: "we go everywhere babe."
Sam, Mick, Simon and Ray - or their real names: Omer Arab, Khaled Dib, Mohamed Dib and Ihsan Salma - were doing this shit "for an extended period of time", before they were officially caught in late 2015 - 65,000 intercepted calls and texts later.
Allegedly the four were making over a 100 big Gs a night. In one of the police intercepted calls Khaled Dib said: "We make over a hundred grand a night brother."
That's some Narcos shit right there.
Stuff reports, that yesterday (Tuesday 12/12/17) District Court Judge Peter Berman said the "efficient and reliable service" operated by the men "could be described as the drug version of Uber Eats", a food delivery service.
"This was a sophisticated criminal operation which ran a drug dealing network along the lines of that legitimate business, using mobile phones for customers to place orders and, in most cases, taxis driven by an offender to satisfy those orders," Judge Berman added.
Omer Arab was the only one of the four that didn't drive a cab and was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison, with a non-parole period of three years and four months.
The remaining three pleaded guilty to supplying a commercial quantity of cocaine and were all sentenced to a maximum sentence in prison of about seven years, and after (around) four years they'll be eligbile for parole.
Read how the whole operation worked; from shifts to customers here.
Wonder if there's a New Zealand version of this Uber Cocaine? Just asking for a mate...