Rapper Nines was sentenced to 28 months imprisonment after admitting that his attempt to import cannabis from Africa into the UK cost him the life of his innocence.
Nines – real name Courtney Leon Freckleton – 31, from Barbican in the City of London, was arrested after a huge investigation connected to multiple properties across the capital and Hertfordshire.
Following his June arrest for conspiracy to import cannabis, and conspiracy to supply cocaine, he was sentenced by Harrow Crown Court on Friday October 1.
Nines pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import cannabis and money laundering in August, but denied conspiracy supply of cannabis or cocaine. CPS dismissed those charges in August and no further action has been taken.
The father of two was seen in a white unbuttoned shirt and a longer beard.
He was sentenced today alongside his business partner and co-conspirator, Jason Thompson, 35, from Barnet in North London. Thompson pleaded guilty to similar charges and was sent to jail for 28 months.
Today, the court heard Freckleton was guilty of a crime. “senior partner”In the company, associates refer to him as “Big Boss”Send messages
Cyber cops broke into encrypted messages the couple was sending via Encrochat. The pair claimed that they had access to all of their data. “a huge market in the UK”.
Nines – who wrote boxer Anthony Joshua’s entrance music – helped import 28kg of cannabis worth £280k from Poland and Spain, using Bitcoin to close deals.
Both defendants were cleared of charges related to the supply of cannabis and cocaine in August.
After a remarkable rise to fame, Freckleton’s spectacular fall from grace comes after he won two MOBO Awards last autumn. He won the Album of the Year, and Best Hip-Hop Act awards.
Freckleton was a star when he released One Foot Out Back in 2017. It reached the top four of the UK Albums Charts.
He also dabbled in film-making, and released the short Crop Circles. The album was released in 2018.
From Church Road To Hollywood was his first mixtape. It reached the hip-hop underworld nine years back. Crabs In A Bucket was his third full-length release.
Freckleton’s difficult childhood was the cause of his great success. He had to endure the horrible trauma of seeing his brother killed.
The rapper was previously sentenced to 18 months in prison for possessing with intent to supply marijuana.
The defense stated that Freckleton was mitigation. “deeply ashamed”He was ashamed of having let people down, and claimed he has gained a “great heart”His extensive community work with young people in Brent and London is a clear example.
The judge admitted that his character references were true “were some of the best I’ve ever read”.
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