British rapper Nines – actual identify Courtney Leon Freckleton – has been jailed for 2 years after admitting that he tried to import hashish into the UK
UK rapper Nines has been jailed for 2 years after admitting that he tried to import £280,000 price of hashish into the nation.
The musician, actual identify Courtney Leon Freckleton, 31, of Barbican, London, was sentenced in the present day at Harrow Crown Court docket following his arrest in June for conspiracy to import hashish and conspiracy to provide cocaine.
He had been arrested following an investigation linked to various properties throughout the capital and Hertfordshire.
He admitted to conspiracy to import hashish and cash laundering in August, however denied the cost of conspiracy to provide hashish and cocaine.
These expenses have been later dropped by the CPS and no additional motion was taken on them.
Nines, who’s a father of two, was sentenced in the present day alongside co-conspirator and enterprise companion, Jason Thompson, 35, of Barnet, north London.
Thompson pleaded responsible to the identical expenses as Nines and was additionally jailed for 28 months.
Nines, who’s well-known for writing the doorway music for boxer Anthony Joshua, helped import 28kg of hashish – price £280ok – into the UK from Poland and Spain, utilizing Bitcoin to shut the offers.
Nines was as soon as on the trail to nice success, touchdown a primary within the album charts for his document Crabs In A Bucket.
Since touchdown on the music scene in 2017, he is gained two MOBO awards for Album of the Yr and Greatest Hip-Hop Act.
He additionally dabbled in filmmaking, launched a brief film known as Crop Circles alongside an album of the identical identify in 2018.
Earlier than that, the rapper went by way of a troublesome childhood, struggling the trauma of his brother being murdered.
He is beforehand been jailed for 18 months for possession of hashish with intent to provide.
Mitigating, his defence stated he was “deeply ashamed” that he had let individuals down and spoke of his “nice coronary heart” which he stated was evident by way of the work he is executed in the neighborhood in Brent and throughout London with younger individuals.
The decide stated that a few of his character references the place “among the finest” that they had ever learn.