A total of 26 people have been jailed. After conspiring to flood the nation with millions of pounds worth of cannabis.
Operation Tisdale was launched in March 2016 to interrupt and dismantle a large organised crime group. Who conspired to produce, package and sell industrial-sized quantities of cannabis on a national scale.
The near-30-strong criminal enterprise were employed in the conspiracy. As farmers, managers, quartermasters and directors to sustain the operation.
On Thursday 21 July 2016 officers from GMP’s Serious and Organised Crime Group orchestrated 12 raids. Across the Greater Manchester and Cheshire areas in a joint operation with the immigration service, North West Electricity and local authorities.
Officers discovered cannabis farms. Reaching an approximate total worth of £6 million across Crumpsall, Moss Side, Wythenshawe, Stretford, Salford, Droylsden, Rochdale and Wilmslow.
Other farms were discovered in Rotherham and Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
Enquiries established that the produce of these farms had reached a number of areas in Manchester and Sheffield. Also in areas further south in Swindon.
Twenty-six people were arrested, charged and convicted of offences. Including conspiracy to supply class B drugs, money laundering and false documentation.
The last two, Elton Omuri Manchester and Toni Boboshi Manchester were sentenced today, Tuesday 17 April, at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square. Both for conspiracy to supply class B drugs after pleading not guilty at an earlier hearing.
Omuri was sentenced to four years imprisonment and Boboshi was sentenced to six years imprisonment.