43 years for heroin and cocaine gang

DRUGSPR Tony Horsfield jailed for his part in �2.5million drugs conspiracy across South and West Yorks.

DRUGSPR Tony Horsfield jailed for his part in �2.5million drugs conspiracy across South and West Yorks.

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TWO South Yorkshire men were among five members of a criminal gang locked up for a total of 43 years for their involvement in a £2.5 million drugs conspiracy.

The gangsters were jailed for their part in Operation Stet 2 - a conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine across West and South Yorkshire.

Bradford Crown Court heard the drugs were supplied by Shahnawaz Nazar, aged 29, of Broom, Rotherham, and couriered by Anthony Horsfield, 34, from Doncaster.

They were jailed for 11 years and six years and six months respectively.

Doncaster man Stuart Horsfield, 42, is still on the run and being hunted by police.

In July and August 2010, officers from West Yorkshire Police’s organised crime group raided premises across West and South Yorkshire seizing £125,000 of contaminated cash.

Surveillance operations linked the defendants to Shaukat and Rehman who were also involved in drug dealing in Greater Manchester.

Operation Stet, which started in October 2009, saw officers from Greater Manchester, West and South Yorkshire Police seize more than 50kg of Class A drugs with a street value of £2.5m.

Once cut, police said the haul would have been worth £10.5m.

In total 15 defendants have been jailed.

Det Insp Noel Devine, of West Yorkshire Police said: “This has been a huge operation that has resulted in the dismantling of a large and highly organised gang whose cross-border criminality aimed to bring millions of pounds worth of dangerous drugs onto our counties’ streets.”

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