13 charged over UK’s ‘greatest medicine conspiracy’

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Media captionA flat in Hammersmith in London was one of many properties raided on Tuesday

Police investigating what they are saying is the UK’s greatest ever medicine conspiracy have charged 13 males.

The fees of conspiracy to import medicine observe a Nationwide Crime Company investigation into the alleged smuggling of billions of kilos of cocaine, heroin and hashish.

The NCA stated the lads have been suspected of being members of a global organised crime group.

The boys, aged 34 to 59, will seem at Manchester Magistrates’ Court docket later.

It comes after they have been arrested in daybreak raids on Tuesday in London, Manchester, Stockport, St Helens, Warrington, Bolton, Dewsbury, and Leeds.

The NCA stated seven males have now been charged with 4 counts of conspiracy to import class A medicine and 4 counts of conspiracy to import class B medicine.

They’re Paul Inexperienced, 54, of Eccleston, St Helens; Sohail Quereshi, 59, of Wooden Crescent, White Metropolis, London; Mohammed Ovais, 41, of Bournlee Avenue, Burnage, Manchester; Ghazanfar Mahmood, 48, of Inexperienced Lane, Bolton; Ifthikar Hussain, 46, of Upland Grove, Leeds, West Yorkshire; Vojtech Dano, 38, of Vulcan Gardens, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire and Ivan Turtak, 34, of Vulcan Gardens, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

An extra six males have all been charged with two counts of conspiracy to import class A medicine and two counts of conspiracy to import class B medicine.

They’re Khaleed Vazeer, 56, of Westwood Avenue, Timperley, Manchester; Steven Martin, 48, of Chorley Outdated Highway, Bolton; Andrew Reilly, 37, of Grange Park Highway, St Helens; Mark Friends, 55, of Norbeck Shut, Warrington; Paul Ruane, 58, of Bewsey Rd, Warrington and Oliver Penter, 37, of Gladstone Road, Stockport.

4 males and two girls from the Netherlands – who have been arrested in April by the Dutch Nationwide Police on European Arrest Warrants – are at present awaiting extradition to the UK.