The ringleader of a multi-million pound drugs and money laundering operation has been locked up for 24 years.
The remaining eight men have been handed sentences with a combined total of almost 26 years.
The mastermind of the drugs operation, Thenveer Hussain, 33, of Sheffield Road, Tinsley, pleaded guilty to nine counts of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, money laundering and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
In 2013 officers from South Yorkshire’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) launched a covert investigation, dubbed ‘Operation Magical’, into a large scale drugs supply chain based in Sheffield.
‘Operation Magical Two’ concluded in December 2015 when a jury convicted Haroon Rashid, 36, of Ferrars Road Tinsley, Mohammed Qureshi, 26, of Pinar Road London and Syed Imran Sherazi, 36, of Dore Road, Sheffield, at Sheffield Crown Court for conspiring to pervert the course of justice and conspiracy to launder money gained through criminal activity, unrelated to Operation Magical.
All nine men have been sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court today and have received the following sentences:
· Thenveer Hussain – 24 years
· Haroon Rashid – eight years
· Richard Judson– four years
· Mohammed Qureshi – three years
· Syed Imran Sherazi – three years
· Tabriz Khan – three years
· Shamcher Hussain – three years
· Tommy Tyree – 18 months
· Rashid Ibrahim – Four and a half months