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Wythenshawe brothers jailed for running fake pill factory

s300_DrugsTwo brothers from Baguley in Wythenshawe have been jailed for selling fake steroids and other drugs.

Daniel Hackland, wife Jenna and his brother Matthew Hackland, from Redburn Drive, Baguley pleaded guilty to seven counts between them of producing and supplying unlicensed class C drugs, unlicensed medicines and money laundering.

Daniel and Matthew were jailed for four and a half and three years respectively. Jenna Hackland was given an 18 months jail sentence suspended for 2 years and 100 hours of unpaid work. Continue reading “Wythenshawe brothers jailed for running fake pill factory”

Northenden man part of £4.5 million drugs ring jailed

montageA Northenden man was among four to be jailed for conspiring to flood the streets with £4.5million of class A drugs.

Raymond Gilham aged 30 from Longley Lane,  Northenden was sentenced to 8 years 8 months for conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Shaun Morfitt aged 36, of The Grange, Cleveland, was sentenced to 18 years; Dean McCaffrey 30, from Brede Walk, Sale, to 22 years and Colin McCaffrey 31, Bank Street, Golbourne  to 22 years.

The four were sentenced as part of Operation Petral, a crackdown on the supply of class A drugs and organised crime in Manchester, Preston and Cleveland between March and October 2015.

In September 2015 a vehicle was stopped travelling from Manchester to Cleveland with a hidden compartment containing two kilos of cocaine.

On the same day police raided an address in Northenden where six kilos of cocaine and approximately three kilos of heroin were seized.

In October 2015 police searched an address in Droylsden where a kilo of cocaine was recovered inside the property.

A further kilo of cocaine was recovered later in the day from a vehicle in the Droylsden area.

Further enquiries revealed the group had been involved in the distribution of £4.5million of class A drugs.

Detective Inspector Rob Cousen, of GMP’s Serious and Organised Crime Group, said: “Drugs cause widespread damage in the community and they will not be tolerated.

“I hope that this sentence sends the message that we relentlessly pursue and dismantle organised groups that seek to profit from flooding the streets with these substances.”

“I want to pay tribute to the operational teams across the Country who worked together, playing a vital role in finding and convicting these men.”













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Wythenshawe cops seize nearly half a million pounds worth of drugs in raids

Police in South Manchester have  seized more than £450,000 worth of cocaine, cash and weapons after making swoops in Wythenshawe over three days.

Between Tuesday 8 September, Wednesday 9 September and Monday 14 September 2015 – officers from the Challenger Manchester team executed a number of warrants in Woodhouse Park, Northenden and Poundswick.

Police seized a number ammunition, a stun gun, large quantities of cash as well as cocaine.

A 59-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply and has since been charged and remanded into custody. Two 22-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of possessing controlled drugs and money laundering and have been bailed pending further enquiries.

A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm ammunition, possession with intent to supply class A drugs, possession of a S5 firearm and money laundering.  He remains in custody for questioning.

Working closely with partner agencies, the warrants were executed by the Challenger Manchester team as part of Project Lock which is the overarching response to a number of serious incidents in the Wythenshawe area.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Cunliffe of GMP’s South Manchester Division said: “We take matter of organised crime extremely seriously and I hope these warrants will assure the public that we are willing to act on community intelligence to tackle this sort of criminality.

“I think this is a very positive result for the communities of South Manchester as we have taken a significant amount of drugs and dangerous items off the streets of Wythenshawe.

“The work of the Challenger Manchester team continues and I hope the public will continue to offer their great support and help us keep South Manchester a safe place to live and work.”

Wythenshawe police: teenager takes ill after buying drugs from fellow pupil

Wythenshawe police  are urging parents to warn their children about the dangers of drugs  following an incident in which a 13-year-old girl fell ill after taking a tablet believed to be MDMA.

It is believed the girl bought a tablet  – probably MDMA – from a fellow pupil and fell ill on Wednesday 25 February 2015, but suffered no serious or lasting ill-effects.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences and bailed pending further enquiries. Continue reading “Wythenshawe police: teenager takes ill after buying drugs from fellow pupil”

Drug runner jailed after £100,000 worth of cocaine bound for Wythenshawe is intercepted by police

PROMISEEZEHA Manchester man who accepted a parcel delivered to a Wythenshawe address from South American drugs cartel he believed was full of cocaine worth £100,000 has been jailed. 

The parcel had been intercepted by Customs and Excise in South America and the drugs replaced with sugar before it was delivered to Promise Ezeh  at Warmley Road in Wythenshawe.

Ezeh, 38, of Harley Street, Manchester, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and was jailed for nine years at Minshull Street Crown Court.  Continue reading “Drug runner jailed after £100,000 worth of cocaine bound for Wythenshawe is intercepted by police”