North East Regional Special Operations Unit

Operation Patton

10 people have recently been found guilty of conspiracy to supply Heroin and Amphetamine with a street value of over £55 million.

This organised crime group were responsible for the importation of drugs into the UK from Europe.

The drugs were initially stored in facilities located in Northampton and Nottingham after which they were transported into the North East via storage units in North Yorkshire.

As part of this operation officers from NERSOU recovered 30 kilos of Heroin and 408 kilos of Amphetamine with a combined street value of £55 million.

The 10 members of the crime group were recently sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court and received sentences of imprisonment totalling in excess of 84 years.

Convicted

Michael Watts

Michael Watts

10 years 2 months

Neil Hoban

Neil Hoban

8 years 6 months

Kevin Murray

Kevin Murray

11 years

David Faulkner

David Faulkner

6 years

David Drew

David Drew

6 years

Darren Herbert

Darren Herbert

5 years

Michael Li

Michael Li

8 years 4 months

Andrew Yates

Andrew Yates

2 years 8 months

Abdur Khan

Abdur Khan

3 years 2 months

Kirk Anderson

Kirk Anderson

10 years

Aaron Nesbitt

Aaron Nesbitt

13 years

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