A gang of 5 men has been jailed for their roles in a mission to import cocaine and heroin worth over £10 million.
The Leicester based gang was involved in importing drugs in shipments of industrial bolts, clothes and furniture.
The gang was jailed at Leicester Crown Court.
Police released the gang member’s mugshots, charges they were convicted of and the time they will be spending in prison.
Jagdish Patel , 51, was jailed for 25 years for conspiracy to importing and supplying class A drug.
Talib Hussain , 59, from Birmingham was jailed for 24 years for conspiracy to importing and supplying class A drug.
Ravindra Modha , 55, of Thurmaston was jailed for 16 years for conspiracy to importing Class A drug.
Paulvinder Randhawa , 47, of Wembley was jailed for 18 years for conspiracy to supplying class A drug.
Ayaz Hussain , 28, of Wembley was jailed for 12 years and six months for conspiracy to supplying class A drug.
The East Midlands Special Operations Unit brought the gang to justice.
A full scale investigation was launched after a shipment of bolts contained heroin was intercepted.
With the help of law enforcement agencies in France and Netherlands, detectives were able to arrest the five men gang.
‘I’ve never come across anything on this scale’
Detective Inspector Harry Rai, who was EMSOU’s senior investigating officer in the case, said: “Today’s sentencing marks the end of a very long and complex investigation that was undertaken over a number of months.
“The communities of Leicestershire should be reassured that a significant amount of drugs have been prevented from reaching the streets.
“I’m extremely proud of the team who worked tirelessly to bring these five men to justice.
“This was in part down to due to the excellent working relationship that EMSOU was able to develop with counterparts in the Netherlands, France and Pakistan, as well as our colleagues at the National Crime Agency.
“In my 22 years in policing and 14 years being part of serious and organised crime investigations, I haven’t come across anything on this scale.”