Jailed for over 9 years for running Manchester to cumbria drug group

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.

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