Two men from Erith have been jailed for their part in a multi-million pound drug ring run from Darent Industrial Estate.

Michael Russell, 39, of Widgeon Road and Scott Baker, 25, of Betsham Road were sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on November 25 after pleading guilty to conspiracies to supply class A and class B drugs.

Russell was jailed for eight years and Baker for nine.

Baker also pleaded guilty to the production of cannabis.

Kent Police seized 415 cannabis plants during a raid at a unit on the Darent Industrial Park on April 30 last year.

A van was also recovered containing packs of amphetamine, blocks of cannabis resin, four bags of cocaine and 7,824 ecstasy tablets.

The raid followed National Crime Agency surveillance of Stephen Langton, 40, from Hertfordshire who paid a transport company £50,000 to transport 75 kilos of cannabis from Greece to the United Kingdom in July 2012.

Langton was jailed for 16 years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to import cannabis and conspiracies to supply cocaine, MDMA, cannabis and amphetamine.