FOUR men have been charged over the large-scale supply of heroin in Cheshire and the North West.
Tariq Kaliq, 43, of Wilmslow, and Imran Malik, 38, Gameal Adawee, 44, and Alan Holding, 47, all of Warrington, were arrested between April 19 and May 6 after 10kg of heroin with a street value of about £1 million was recovered during a joint police operation.
All four men have been charged with various drugs offences, including conspiracy to supply and possession with intent to supply controlled drugs in what was thought to be a Cheshire-wide drugs ring, and are awaiting trial.
They are due to appear at Chester Crown Court on May 19.
Operation Komodo was a pro-active investigation into the supply of Class A drugs jointly carried out by Cheshire Constabulary’s Force Crime Operations Unit, West Midlands Police and the National Crime Agency.
Detective Inspector Peter Case, of Cheshire’s Force Crime Operations Unit, said: “This investigation focused on stemming the supply of heroin into the North West.
“This operation builds on the successes we have had working with our partners and other law enforcement agencies to have a significant impact on those who seek to profit from drugs supply.
“The supply of illegal drugs spreads misery across our towns and is harmful to whole communities.
“I would urge anyone in the community who knows individuals who are involved in the supply of drugs to pass on whatever information they have to the police by calling 101.
“If they want to do this anonymously they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and we will act on it to make a difference in your community.”
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