A BANGOR duo who were members of an organised crime group who sold Class A drugs have been sentenced.

Appearing before Caernarfon Crown Court on Thursday, were Tony Evans, 45, of Maesgeirchen who was jailed for three years.

Sian Hughes, 49, of Trem Y Nant, was given a two year sentence, suspended for two years.

She pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

They had been stopped by 'Operation Rattle,' officers in Bangor on February 28, 2017.

Following the sentencing, PC Elwyn Williams of the proactive unit at Caernarfon Police Station said: “North Wales Police welcomed the sentence.

"Evans and Hughes were members of an organised crime group using the county-lines model to sell Class A drugs in our communities."

"I’m sure the sentence today will bring a degree of relief to many. The sentence is also a message to others thinking of bringing drugs into our town and villages that, with the support of the Crown Prosecution Service, we will continue our relentless pursuit of those who cause the most serious harm. This is the latest conviction, more will follow. There is no hiding place.”

Detective Sergeant Andy Davies, of the proactive unit said the conviction was a reward for a combination of "good police work" and the continued help and support from local communities.

He added: "Intelligence used by police has resulted in almost 80 arrests in Mon and Gwynedd under Operation Rattle since it started and the seizure of drugs, weapons and other illegal materials.

"Thirty two individuals have so far been convicted under the operation with more awaiting trial or under investigation.

Operation Rattle is an on-going investigation targeting those who bring controlled drugs into North West Wales from Merseyside. In line with the forces’ 'Operation Scorpion' it is directly targeting serious and organised crime.

"I cannot emphasise enough the importance of the community sharing concerns with us."

Information can be passed to police via the web live chat http://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspx or phoning 101.

Or to pass information anonymously phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.