BRIAN Charrington made millions trafficking Class A drugs around the world.
But who is he and what happened to him? We know this.
Who is Brian Charrington?
Brian Carrington is a drug dealer from Middlesbrough.
He is considered one of the most notorious criminals in Europe with a career spanning more than 40 years.
He teamed up with criminal Curtis Warren to import cocaine from Britain to Venezuela in the 1980s.
Was Brian Charrington in prison?
The Teesider was arrested in 1992 after being accused of playing a key role in a conspiracy to smuggle Colombian cocaine with a street value of £150million.
Charrington was tried alongside Liverpool mobster Warren in Newcastle in 1993, charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
The trial soon collapsed after it was revealed that Charrington was a police informant with the North-East Regional Crime Squad.
He was sentenced to seven years in prison by a German court in 2003 for conspiracy to smuggle cocaine into the country.
He was released in 2006, where he was then transferred to France to serve a two-year sentence for 650 kilos of hash found on his yacht in the English Channel in 1995.
Charrington was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Spanish court in 2018 for smuggling almost 200 kilos of cocaine into the country.
He was sentenced to 12 years in prison after being convicted of drug trafficking, plus an additional three and a half years in prison for money laundering.
That verdict was later overturned due to impartiality issues, and he was given a retrial.
In the second trial he was then sentenced to almost 11 years in prison.
Where is Brian Charrington now?
Charrington’s criminal biography is depicted on a lengthy Wikipedia page that he reportedly updated himself as a hobby.
He was described by the Spanish press as “El narco que escribía en Wikipedia”, which translates to “The narco who wrote on Wikipedia”.
Charrington has been imprisoned in Spain since 2018.
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