Four men have been jailed for their part in a substantial supply of cannabis at at Batley snooker club. Teesside Crown Court heard on Friday Zafar Iqbal, Jaber Hayder, Ibrar Iqbal and Akhlaq Khan had been selling the class B drug from Hot Shot Snooker Club in Bradford Road for a number of years. Prosecuting, David Brooke said evidence suggested the club sold between 30 and 40kg of cannabis to customers a year.
He said: “It’s quite clear that the club was being used in that way for a very long time indeed. “This is about the supply of cannabis on a very large scale.” Sentencing, judge George Moorhouse told the defendants: “You have seen the affects drugs have on people, sometimes they are very detrimental affects. Therefore members of the public have to be protected.”
Zafar Iqbal, 51, of Headfield Road in Dewsbury was jailed for six years for conspiracy to supply cannabis and being concerned with the supply of drugs. Hayder, 29, of Saville Street in Batley was sentenced to four years in prison for conspiracy to supply cannabis, possession of a stun gun and possession of rifle bullets.
Ibrar Iqbal, 31, of Aire Street, Batley, was jailed for three years for conspiracy to supply cannabis, and Khan, 31, of Oxford Road in Dewsbury, was jailed for a year for conspiracy to supply cannabis and possession of a stun gun.
via : Batley and Birstall News
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