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Gang jailed for supplying drugs across the North West & Midlands

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2:25pm 5th December 2018

The final members of a gang who supplied heroin and cocaine across the North West and Midlands have been jailed today.

Police seized 13 kilos of Class A drugs and more than £100,000 in cash from them.

The gang were based in Rochdale but two men from East Lancashire were part of it.

Hafiz Ullah acted as the Lancashire connection and was responsible for collection and transportation of large quantities of heroin from Rochdale to Nelson.

The 34-year-old, of Manchester Road in Nelson, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to supply Class A controlled drugs, namely heroin and cocaine and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

38-year-old Nasir Ali of Railway Street, Burnley, pleaded guilty to Possession of Class A controlled drugs with intent to supply and Supply Class A controlled drugs, namely heroin and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Detective Inspector Lee Griffin from GMP's Serious and Organised Crime Group said:

"This was a wide-ranging and complex investigation, but thanks to the diligence and professionalism of our specialist officers we have managed to bring down an elaborate drugs conspiracy.

"Drugs blight communities and ruin lives. These prosecutions send a strong message that we will not tolerate criminals attempting to profit from illegality."

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