Luxury lifestyle of Leeds cocaine chief

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A DRUG dealer led a luxury lifestyle funded from the profits of a major cocaine dealing ring which he operated with members of his gang.

Cyril Hooton lavished more than £100,000 on cars, holidays, clothes and jewellery from the illegal businessbased across south Leeds.

Hooton – jailed for ten years – was sentenced alongside seven of his henchmen after they were convicted of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

The gang received sentences totalling 41 years when they appeared before Leeds Crown Court.

During an undercover operation, armed officers discovered a £100,000 block of cocaine inside a safe at a house in Beeston. In a separate raid, £80,000 in cash was found on the living room floor of a property in Belle Isle.

Two members of the gang were also arrested in a pub as they exchanged £10,000 worth of cocaine.

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