A Lancashire man is the latest to be sentenced as part an international investigation into the use of mobile encryption service, Enchrochat, after he was caught buying and selling millions of pounds worth of cocaine and cannabis. 

Yasser Khan, 39, of Merton Terrace, Lytham St Annes, was jailed for 12 years at Preston Crown Court on Friday, July 8, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs.

Examination of the data from the encrypted phone identified Khan was the user of the device/handle 'STICKYTAILOR' and he had been responsible for buying and selling multi kilogram packages of cocaine and cannabis, worth more than £1 million.

Detective Inspector Mike Robinson, from the Operations Team at the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit, said: "The sentencing of Khan will undoubtedly have resulted in significant disruption to the supply of Class A and B drugs in Lancashire.

"He was a key member of his organised crime group, buying and selling multi-kilo amounts of drugs.

"This is the latest in a long line of convictions secured against those who used the Encrochat facility to carry out crimes, to try and evade detection.

“Here at the NWROCU we’re committed to targeting the supply of drugs and will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of those people who think they are above the law."