Community Trigger
Monday 21 November 2016

165 years for Birmingham drug gang

Posted byBham CSP

An entire family are among 40 people sentenced to 165 years behind bars in a Birmingham blitz on drug dealers and associated criminal behaviour. 

A father, his brother and two sons are among those involved in a large-scale drugs network made to pay for dealing class A drugs.

The organised crime gang was targeted by undercover officers and their activity was disrupted after 44 people were arrested last year during a series of police raids. Numerous mobile phones and tens of thousands of pounds in cash were seized along with three kilos of heroin and crack cocaine, worth an estimated £250,000.

Codenamed Birmingham No Deal, the covert policing operation was months in the planning and was sparked by community concerns about blatant kerbside drug dealing.

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