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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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Family 'revelled in their notoriety'

Matt Burton, of the Serious Organised Crime Agency in the North West, said the Fitzgibbon family "revelled in their notoriety":

What we're talking about here is a family who have held a very tight rein on areas of Liverpool for quite a number of years. They thought they were untouchable.

Their motive? Financial greed, and greed in terms of their status and notoriety.

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