Five members of a drugs gang who ran sophisticated cocaine factories at their homes have been jailed for a combined total of almost 25 years, prosecutors said.

Kristopher Murray, 22, James Fox, 37, Michael Fernandez, 47, Joseph Shields, 29, and Scott Mather, 42, were imprisoned after a police operation netted cocaine with a street value of £1.7 million.

The class A substance and other drugs paraphernalia were recovered from their homes in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire during the police inquiry.

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Detective Inspector Owen McDonach, of Strathclyde Police's major crime investigation unit, said: "This has been a long, detailed and complex investigation with several dedicated officers working on the inquiry.

"Today's verdict sends a strong message to those intent on causing misery by supplying and peddling drugs that they will not get away with it."

The total street value of the cocaine recovered was £1,762,296, police said.

All five admitted their involvement in the supply of cocaine at an earlier court hearing.

At the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday, the men were sentenced to a total of 24 years and five months behind bars.