Earlier this week, a man was jailed after being found guilty of running drugs from Manchester to Cumbria.
32-year-old Assim Ali from Prestwich was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court, on Thursday 31 March 2016, to 9 years and 8 months in prison.
He was found guilty of possession of heroin with intent to supply, possession of cannabis with intent to supply, possession of prohibited ammunition and possession of a prohibited weapon.
On Tuesday 18 August 2015, Ali was stopped by Cumbria Police officers in the Kendal area, as part of a joint operation alongside the GMP Challenger Manchester team into the supply of drugs in the Cumbria and Manchester areas.
Ali was found to be in possession of a large amount of heroin believed to be destined to be supplied in Cumbria.
Following this seizure, officers from the Challenger Manchester team executed a warrant at his home address, and found a large amount of heroin and cannabis with a combined street value of around £50,000 – along with a quantity of prohibited ammunition and a Taser disguised as a torch.