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Rochdale man part of jailed heroin ring

Date published: 20 January 2018


A Rochdale man has been sentenced to five years and seven months after being convicted of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Nadeen Ashiq, 39, was a member of a drugs gang seen by undercover police officers dropping off carrier bags filled with heroin and cocaine.

Gary Knox, 42, who headed up the drugs ring in Bolton, was sentenced to 11 years and three months after admitting to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Police said the gang supplied thousands of pounds work of Class A substances to dealers in Greater Manchester.

Knox, of Bolton, was caught running the drugs ring with 31-year-old Mohammed Zubair, of Bolton.

He was seen driving a white Range Rover Evoque around Bolton, meeting Ashiq and Nelson Neish, 25, and dropping off carrier bags of drugs for them to sell.

Det Supt Jon Chadwick, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "Those who supply drugs do so purely for their own greed. They have no thought for the people whose lives are affected."


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