North East Regional Special Operations Unit

Operation New York Result

News / March 02

On Friday 2nd March TWALHA appeared be for Teesside Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to offence of being Concerned in Supplying a Class A Controlled Drug to another.

Operation New York was a proactive investigation conducted by officers from NERSOU into the distribution of Class A controlled drugs by members of a West Yorkshire Organised Crime Group (OCG) to members of another Organised Crime Group based in County Durham.

 

Enquiries revealed that the West Yorkshire based OCG were travelling from Bradford to Darlington and employing various tactics including the use of different vehicles and varying routes in order to frustrate Police.

 

On Tuesday 17th October 2017, Mohammed TWALHA was stopped by Police driving a hire vehicle on the A67 on the outskirts of Yarm in Cleveland.

The vehicle was searched and a 1/4 of a kg of cocaine recovered from within the vehicle.

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The Cocaine was examined and found to be of high purity with a street value of between £11,200 and £19,600.

 

Further enquiries revealed that TWALHA had travelled from Bradford to the North East on 30 previous occasions.

 

On Friday 2nd March TWALHA appeared be for Teesside Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to offence of  being Concerned in Supplying a Class A Controlled  Drug to another.

He subsequently received a 6 year term of imprisonment for this offence.

© NERSOU 2014