Bradford Drugs Gang Handed Over 80 Years Behind Bars

Fourteen people have received sentences totalling more than 80 years following a police investigation into the supply of heroin and crack cocaine in Bradford.

The 13 men and one woman were sentenced in a two-day hearing which ended today (Friday, 14 June) at Bradford Crown Court.

This followed an extensive operation by the Bradford Organised Crime Unit into a ‘ring and bring’ drugs line known as the ‘Sully’ line, which was primarily based in the Manningham area between July 2017 and August 2018.

Mohammed Assan, aged 26, of Quaker Street, Bradford; Mohammed Rehman Ayaz, aged 29, also of Quaker Street; and Tassawar Aslam, aged 34, of Victor Road, Bradford, played leading roles in the operation – taking turns to take orders on the line to ensure a round-the-clock supply. 

They were sentenced to 11 years and 4 months, 13 years and 2months and 10 years respectively.

Also jailed for their involvement in the conspiracy were:

Amir Rehman, aged 28, of Lumb Lane, Bradford, was given 8 years and six months.

Sheraz Mahmood, aged 31, of Airedale College Terrace, Bradford was jailed for  5 years and 4 months.  

Mohammed Zahid, aged 27, of Manor Farm Gardens, Leeds, was sentenced to 34 months.

Muhammed Afsan, aged 37, of Lynfield Drive, Bradford, received a sentence of 26 months.

Hareem Hussain, aged 23, of Charteris Road, Bradford, was sentenced to 3 years 9 months.

Mohammed Vanid Khan, aged 45, of Cumberland Road, Bradford, was jailed for 4 years 2 months.

David Coates, aged 35, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 4 years.

Shazad Saleem, aged 41, of no fixed abode, was jailed for 18 months.  

Malikai Hodgson, aged 21, of Springhead Road, Bradford, was given a suspended sentence for 16 months.

Luqman Nazir, aged 28, of Farcliffe Place, Bradford was sentenced to 3 years 6 months.

Mujahid Mahmood, aged 28, of Hollings Street, Bradford, was sentenced to 10 years in his absence. He is believed to have fled the country during the trial.  

Speaking after sentencing, Detective Inspector Matt Walker, of the Bradford Organised Crime Unit, said:

“These men were involved in a significant operation in the city to supply a substantial quantity of heroin and crack cocaine.

“West Yorkshire Police is committed to tackling the supply of illegal drugs and bringing those involved in this criminal activity to justice.

“Information from the public is key to the success of our investigations and anyone who can assist is asked to contact police on 101, or report anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers.

“All information received will be investigated and those found to be involved will be brought before the courts.”

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