27 arrested in major Calderdale drugs operation

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‘This will not be tolerated’ - That’s the defiant message from West Yorkshire Police after suspected drug dealers in Halifax were targeted in a major operation.

Substantial amounts of cash, class A drugs and drug production equipment, plus equipment for use in credit card fraud and a stolen motor vehicle, were seized as officers raided houses across the town this week.

Date:4th June 2014. Picture James Hardisty, (JH100391a) West Yorkshire Police Training Facility at Carr gate, Wakefield. Pictured Chief Superintendent Dickie Whitehead from West Yorkshire Police.

Date:4th June 2014. Picture James Hardisty, (JH100391a) West Yorkshire Police Training Facility at Carr gate, Wakefield. Pictured Chief Superintendent Dickie Whitehead from West Yorkshire Police.

As part of the operation, 27 people were arrested on suspicion of more than 60 separate offences and 13 men and two women have since been charged with with drugs offences. All are due to appear at Calderdale Magistrates’ Court next week.

District Commander, Chief Superintendent Dickie Whitehead, said: “We will not tolerate those who think it is acceptable to conduct their criminal activity in our district.

“We know only too well the devastating impact that drug dealing can have, often being the catalyst for other offending and ripping the heart out of communities.

“This operation demonstrates our continued commitment to taking action against those responsible.

“We continue to work closely with our partners across a number of agencies to understand and act on concerns, addressing and tackling those issues that residents feel are a priority, taking positive action against suspected offenders, and doing everything we can to bring them to justice.”

“I would continue to ask anyone who has information about drugs or other offences in our district to speak to their local NPT’s, or to contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Arrests and charges

Matloob Hussain, 58, of Queen’s Road, Halifax has been charged with two offences of supplying class A drugs, and two offences of driving whilst disqualified

Imran Khan, 38, of Queen’s Road, Halifax has been charged with three offences of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs

Altaf Hussain, 59, of Queensway, Halifax has been charged with supplying class A drugs, and three offences of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs

Tariq Mahmood, 48, of Beckenham Place, Halifax has been charged with four offences of supplying class A drugs, and one offence of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs

lAll of the above are due to appear at Calderdale Magistrates’ Court on Monday, March 7.

Jamil Zahir, 28, of Mount Pleasant Avenue, Halifax has been charged with four offences of supplying class A drugs

Nadeem Nazir, 39 of Hammond Street, Halifax has been charged with three offences of supplying class A drugs

Dale Taylor, 31 of Friendly Street, Halifax, has been charged with 10 offences of supplying class A drugs and one offence of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs

Zack Wilkinson, 26 of Erringden Street, Todmorden, has been charged with 12 offences of supplying class A drugs and one offence of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs

Renata Nistrova, 23 of Kashmir Park, Halifax has been charged with two offences of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs

lThe above are due to appear at Calderdale Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, March 8.

Catherine Boland, 63, of Redcar Street, Halifax, has been charged with supplying class A drugs

Mohammed Karim, 45, of Shalimar Street, Halifax, has been charged with supplying class A drugs

Amar Shazad, 30, of Hammond Street, Halifax, has been charged with supplying class A drugs

Mark Shuttlewood, 43, of Redcar Street, Halifax, has been charged with supplying class A drugs

Nadeem Nassir, 35, of Batley Field Hill, Batley, has been charged with supplying class A drugs and being concerned in the supply of class A drugs

Darren McHugh, 42, of Clare Hill, Huddersfield, has been charged with supplying class A drugs

Sajid Adalet, 40, of Milton Place, Halifax has been charged with possession of class B drugs

Jan Sivek, 29, of Hammond Street, Halifax has been charged with possession of class A drugs

lThe above are due to appear at Calderdale Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, March 9.

A 23-year-old man from Halifax has been arrested on suspicion fraud and supplying class A drugs. He has been bailed pending further enquiries

A 22-year-old man from Halifax has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and has been bailed pending further enquiries

A 36-year-old man from Halifax has been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs and being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and has been bailed pending further enquiries

A 17-year-old youth from Halifax has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a noxious gas and has been bailed pending further enquiries

A 52-year-old man from Halifax has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering and has been bailed pending further enquiries

A 26-year-old man from Halifax has been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs and has been bailed pending further enquiries

A 20-year-old man from Halifax has been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs and has been bailed pending further enquiries

A 28-year-old man from Halifax has been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs and has been bailed pending further enquiries

A 44-year-old man from Halifax has been arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs and sexual assault and has been bailed pending further enquiries

A 23-year-old woman from Halifax has been arrested on suspicion of the possession of class A drugs