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Heroin smuggling family jailed

Three members of a notorious criminal family have been jailed for a total of 32 years over a failed plot to smuggle more than £6 million of heroin from Turkey.

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Crime family jailed for heroin smuggling plot

Two brothers and their mother have been sentenced to a total of 32 years and six months for a failed attempt to smuggle heroin in to the UK.

Christine, Jason and Ian Fitzgibbon. Credit: Merseyside Police

Christine Fitzgibbon and her sons, Ian and Jason were caught after authorities seized 126lb (57kg) of the class A drug in Turkey and followed the trail back to the family.

When police raided their home in Liverpool they found £137,000 in cash stuffed under floor boards.

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