He’s going toupee for that! ‘Playboy’ cocaine dealer mocked for bizarre hairstyle as he is jailed for 18 years for his part in international drug network
- Jamie Joseph Veale, 32, supplied kilos of cocaine to the north west of England
- He was mocked for his haircut after police shared his mugshot on the internet
A high-level drug dealer, who used the pseudonym ‘monstermunchman’ while running a large scale cocaine business, has been jailed for 18 years.
Jamie Joseph Veale, 32, used the secretive communications network EncroChat to supply at least 17 kilos of cocaine to customers in the north west of England.
The playboy cocaine dealer has now been subject to widespread mockery over his haircut after police posted a picture of his mugshot online.
Police caught Veale negotiating prices for kilos of Class A drugs after the UK’s National Crime Agency successfully infiltrated EncroChat in May 2020.
Cheshire Police later raided Veale’s home on Moorfield Road, Widnes to find cash, designer jewelry, multiple mobile devices, and drug paraphernalia.
Jamie Joseph Veale, 32, (pictured) used the pseudonym ‘monstermunchman’ to negotiate bulk cocaine prices on the secretive communications network EncroChat
Veale was slammed for his unusual combover-style haircut as social media users said the criminal should get a new wig.
Social media critics also suggested he might be wearing a knock-off toupee as one asked: ‘Did he get his toupee off Del Boy?’
‘Prison barber will sort that noggin out,’ another social media user said.
Veale has now been jailed after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs at Liverpool Crown Court.
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Veale was caught negotiating prices for bulk volumes of cocaine with those responsible for importing the Class A drug between May 19 and June 13 2020.
The 32-year-old used money made selling drugs to buy jet ski and go on extravagant holidays, that involved staying in luxury villas for months at a time.
He was identified as a suspect following the launch of a sweeping operation led by the NCA following the infiltration of EncroChat.
EncroChat let criminals send encrypted messages using modified smartphones to plan illegal activities, before it was compromised in a Europe wide operation.
The NCA’s Operation Venetic led to hundreds of arrests on the basis of compromised EncroChat messages and the seizure of millions of pounds worth of drugs.
The modified mobile devices let users send messages under pseudonyms, to protect their anonymity.
The police operation led officers comb through EncroChat messages and use them as evidence in court.
Detective Sergeant Christian Gordon said: ‘Despite having no job, Veale reaped the benefits of his criminal activity, owning luxury items and going on expensive trips abroad.’
‘He was responsible for the supply of a substantial amount of cocaine and ran his conspiracy through a platform he believed would keep him under the radar.
‘But after EncroChat was infiltrated, officers were able to comb through messages attributed to Veale under a codename and collect a catalogue of evidence against him.
‘Thanks to this hard work, he is now facing a lengthy spell behind bars.
‘Although this case is now closed, our fight continues against those intent on bringing illegal drugs into our communities. If you have any information in relation to drugs offences, please contact us via cheshire.police.uk/tell-us or call 101.’
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