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Jet skis, a Russian SIM card and a lot of 'no comment' answers... The 'top of the tree' drug trafficker known as 'Piggy Wilson' who lived a luxury lifestyle

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An EncroChat drug trafficker known as 'Piggy Wilson' enjoyed a luxury lifestyle with jet skis, expensive watches and a Range Rover - all funded through his life of crime.

But Anthony Wilson's decades of involvement in the underworld has also seen him handed more than 35 years behind bars for drug offences.

He is now facing his lengthiest sentence yet after using the encrypted communications platform EncroChat to trade in wholesale quantities of heroin and cocaine-plotting deals with a family member.

A court heard this week that the 43-year-old, from Walkden in Salford, secretly utilised the handle 'BushSky' on EncroChat. Messages revealed when the network was infiltrated by the French police during 2020 showed that Wilson - described by a judge as 'top of the tree' - was involved in 'organising and directing the purchase and supply' of 16kg of cocaine and 2kg of heroin, the court heard. READ MORE: Jay Slater search in Tenerife is CALLED OFF by police as officers give up on finding teenager Matthew Conway, prosecuting at Liverpool Crown Court, referenced a sample of his communications - including those exchanged with his cousin Daniel Shepherd, who went by the username 'Vain Crane'.

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