John Carl Townsend

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Organised Crime

Represented numerous individuals who have been accused of involvement in complex criminal conspiracies. Notable cases include:

R v O’Neill and Others [Operation Ninjask] – Representing the central figure in the distribution of massive quantities of cocaine [Junior alone against Queen’s Counsel].

R v Jawad and Others – Appeared for the first defendant in a complex, multi-handed, international conspiracy to ship high value, stolen prestige vehicles to the Middle East. 

R v Cheliou and Others – Cross-border conspiracy to manufacture electronic devices for use in fraud and fraud by UK wide cash machine interference.

R v Godek and Others – Importation of a large quantity of automatic firearms from the Czech Republic.

R v Hassan and Others – Attempted assassination of rival gang member.

R v B and Others – Acted for the first defendant in a large conspiracy to Import 32Kgs of heroin.