A TRIO of cocaine dealers have been jailed for a total of 26 years for their part in a plot to bring a kilogramme of cocaine into Swindon.

A Bristol jury this week took less than four hours to find Marcus Mawire, Dean Mulholland and Nahkell Gordon guilty of conspiracy to supply the class A drug in September 2017. It follows a four-week trial at Bristol Crown Court.

Two other men, Swindon cabbie Edson Monteiro de Resende and Waltham Abbey music producer Harry Byart, were acquitted by jurors.

This morning, Judge Michael Longman sentenced Mawire to eight-and-a-half years, Pinehurst resident Mulholland to eight-and-a-half years and London-based rapper Nahkell Gordon to nine years.