Bradford man jailed for drug smuggling offences

43-year-old Anwar Bashir from Bradford has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty by a jury after a trial.

Drugs gang jailed for 30 years

Two men have been jailed for a total of more than 30 years for masterminding an international heroin smuggling operation from Pakistan.

Anwar Bashir from Bradford was described in court as a leading player in an attempt to traffic drugs seized worth a street value of nearly 10 million pounds into the UK.

But after being watched and followed by police he was arrested in raids last year, along with the group's ring-leader Tahir Mahmood from the Midlands. Chris Halpin reports.

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CCTV of international drug boss meeting drug mule

This is footage of Tahir Mahmood from Stourbridge meeting a courier at a UK airport who was wearing specially adapted clothing full of heroin.

Tahir Mahmood was the ringleader of the multi-million pound international heroin smuggling gang, he has been sentenced to 16 years in prison today.

His right-hand man, 43-year-old Anwar Bashir from Bradford, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty by a jury after a trial.

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Second man jailed for multi-million drug gang

Anwar Bashir
Anwar Bashir Credit: National Crime Agency

The right hand man to the leader of a multi-million pound international heroin smuggling gang has also been jailed.

43-year-old Anwar Bashir from Bradford has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty by a jury after a trial.

Tahir Mahmood from Stourbridge who controlled the smuggling gang has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

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Leader of international drug smuggling gang jailed

Tahir Mahmood
Tahir Mahmood Credit: National Crime Agency

A man from Stourbridge who controlled a multi-million pound international heroin smuggling gang has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Tahir Mahmood was jailed for a variety of offences into importation of significant quantities of heroin into Europe and UK after previously pleading guilty.

Read: Sentencing of international heroin smuggling boss