Two gang members from Croydon who planned to supply large amounts of cocaine in London have been jailed while a third has been spared prison.

David Salau, 30, of Eland Road was sentenced to eight years at Isleworth Crown Court today (November 10), while Naomi Marrett, 37, of Thornhill Road was given fours years.

Krystyn Jennings, 62, of Napier Road, South Norwood, was given two years' imprisonment, suspended for two years.

A fourth person, Davies Odu, 41 of Pembroke Road, Northampton, was also jailed for eight years for his involvement.

The court heard how, on December 6, 2016, officers from the Met’s London Crime Squad saw the exchange of a package between Marrett and Odu outside Odu’s home address.

Marrett, who was the subject of a police surveillance operation at the time, had been directed to Odu’s address to collect cocaine by Salau.

Due to the dangerous manner of Marrett’s driving during the return journey, she was stopped by uniformed officers just outside of London.

A search of the vehicle revealed a compressed 1kg block of 96 per cent pure cocaine behind the front passenger seat in a lady’s handbag.

The operation continued and on Wednesday, January 18, Odu was seen leaving on a flight to Amsterdam from Luton Airport. Odu returned the following day and officers executed a drugs search warrant at his home.

During the search, 16 packages of cocaine - totalling 1.6kg - were found in a locked cabinet in Odu’s bedroom. Also found were commercial digital scales, a number of mobile phones and other drug related paraphernalia.

On January 20, a drugs search warrant was executed at the home of Salau, the gang’s ringleader.

During the course of the search, £4,000 in cash, sets of scales with traces of cocaine and heroin on them, and a large quantity of mobile phones were recovered.

A warrant was also executed at Jennings’ home address. This address was said to have been used by Salau to increase the bulk of cocaine and heroin for onward supply.

During the course of this search, a substantial drugs processing factory was identified including a small quantity of heroin, a four ton press, digital scales, chemicals used in the adulteration of drugs as well as packaging material.

Salau pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine and possession of criminal property, while Marrett pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine.

Jennings pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply a cocaine. Odu pleaded guilty to supplying class A drugs.

The investigating officer from the Met’s London Crime Squad, Detective Constable Steve Lane said: "I am extremely pleased with the sentences and the disruption of this criminal network involved in the adulteration and supply of cocaine in London and the Home Counties."