1. ITV Report

20 men jailed for 70 years for supply of class A drugs

Twenty men have been sentenced to nearly 70 years in prison after an operation by police targeting the supply of Class A drugs across Keighley.

A series of arrests were carried out and during one raid more than £10,000 of drugs were seized. Mobile phone, cash and drugs paraphernalia were also taken away for analysis.

Imran Hussain, aged 27 Credit: West Yorkshire Police
Akaf Hussain, aged 31 Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Imran Hussain, aged 27 and Akaf Hussain, aged 31, both of Malsis Road, Keighley were the last two charged under the operation to be sentenced. They were both jailed for 4 years and 2 months and 3 years and 4 months respectively.

Thirty one males were charged under the operation, with ages ranging from 14 to 45.

It was clear from my discussions with the people of Keighley that there was a lot of concern about the supply of drugs in the town.

Following enquiries we were able to identify suspects and then work with other colleagues at West Yorkshire Police to develop an arrest operation.

We would like to thank the communities of Keighley for their support of Operation Saucerlake, which we believe has impacted on the supply of illegal drugs in the town.

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated in Keighley and I hope this operation and its results demonstrate that we do take these concerns very seriously."

– Insp Khalid Khan, West Yorkshire Police