Bradford brothers jailed over heroin haul found at house

Bradford brothers jailed over heroin haul found at house
Daniel Shaw (L) was jailed for 10 years and six months and Joseph Shaw was jailed for six years and six months

Two brothers were imprisoned after a man walked into a police station and told officers that he and his brothers were storing drugs at their home.

Bradford Crown Court heard that a search of his home in Bradford yielded heroin worth more than £1.5 million as well as £100,000 in cash.

Bradford brothers jailed over heroin haul found at house
Daniel Shaw (L) was jailed for 10 years and six months and Joseph Shaw was jailed for six years and six months

Daniel Shaw was sentenced to ten years and six months in prison, while his older brother, Joseph, was sentenced to six and a half years.

The pair admitted to a drug-supply conspiracy involving Class A and Class B drugs.

The man told officers he was storing the heroin and cash to pay off his own drug debt, according to the court record.

Officers arrested Daniel Shaw, 26, three days after the heroin seizure, at his home in Albion Road, Bradford, and the subsequent investigation linked him to the collection of the bags containing the drugs from an address in Rodley.

His brother Joseph, 29, of Green Road, Baildon, was also suspected of drug-related offenses and was arrested in November 2021.

The court heard phone messages between the brothers discussing plans to supply cocaine, but there was no evidence that any of the drugs were obtained by them.

Bradford brothers jailed over heroin haul found at house
Police found heroin worth more than £1.5m and £100,000 in cash at a house in Bradford

Joseph Shaw also admitted to making two trips to London in February 2021 to collect heroin packages and bring them back to Bradford.

The brothers, who had no previous convictions, were said to come from a hard-working, law-abiding family and Judge Ahmed Nadim said they had committed offences “in the pursuit of riches and a lifestyle” outside their reach.

Det Ch Insp Andy Farrell said: “This is a fantastic result for Bradford District, not only have we removed a significant amount of drugs off the streets but we have put behind bars two men fuelling those streets with drugs.

“We regularly see the harm that Class A drugs cause both to the induvial users and to our communities where they fuel crime and anti-social behaviour that impacts on ordinary people’s lives.”

source:nsemwokrom.com

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