One of two men arrested in a massive Langford drug bust three years ago is going to jail.
Ali Arash Ziaee was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for his role in what prosecutors described as a sophisticated drug trafficking operation, after a judge accepted a joint submission from crown and defence lawyers saying he was a lower-level player in the drug ring.
BC’s anti-gang taskforce announced the seizure in June 2013.
More than half a million dollars worth of cocaine, ecstacy, marijuana and GHB were seized from two Langford addresses.
Zachary Matheson, known as Ziggy, then 37 years old, and 27-year-old Ziaee were later charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Matheson has pleaded not guilty, his trial is still underway.
Ziaee entered guilty pleas on three charges earlier this year.
Today he was sentenced to two and half years in jail.
Under an agreement reached between his defence counsel and the Crown, he won’t be called to testify in Matheson’s trial resumes in November.