Drug dealer Peter Kezkiropoulos to spend more time behind bars over prison distribution network plan

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Drug dealer Peter Kezikoropoulos will serve time for his role in a cross-border syndicate that tried to supply Perth with $21 million worth of methamphetamine.  

Kezikoropoulos and his business partner Anastasis Siskopoulos, former owners of Baklava Café in North Perth, schemed to firstly bring in $4.6 million worth of meth into WA via a member of a Chinese drug syndicate in prison.

Kezikoropoulos’ sentencing hearing this week heard that his 13-year prison sentence at Casuarina Prison has not deterred him from reoffending. 

District Court Judge Charlotte Wallace slammed Kezikoropoulos for his “entrenched pro-criminal attitude and ongoing disregard for the law”. 

Wallace says she accepted Mr. Kezikoropoulos and Mr. Siskopoulos were “partners on a relatively equal footing”.

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) first became suspicious of their dealings in late 2017 and police began secretly recording 21 conversations between the pair between December 2017 and June 2018. 

In these conversations, they organized to make contact with a supplier of meth, discussed potential customers, transporting the drugs, and how they would charge for a kilo of meth, according to The West

The ACIC sting found the pair were discussing, in Greek, how to set up their distribution network plan.

Organized crime squad officers finally arrested Siskopoulos on July 5 with Kezikoropoulos questioned on July 18.  

Kezikoropoulos is serving 13 years on appeal after he was caught with 11kg of meth in the boot of his wife’s BMW. His original sentence was 17 years. 

Source: The West

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