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Seven men sentenced after cannabis worth £500,000 seized

Seven men involved in a £500,000 cannabis growing operation in Leeds have been jailed.

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Almost 800 plants were seized from properties in Armley, Harehills and Gipton, according to West Yorkshire Police.

All seven pleaded guilty to conspiracy to produce cannabis, with Ermijon Gjuta, Ardit Gjuta and Metali Shehu also pleading guilty to fraudulent document offences.

Det Insp Lee Fletcher, said: "This was an organised operation and these men now have time inside to consider the consequences of their actions on the communities of West Yorkshire and beyond."

  • Blerim Trota, 34, of Simmons Drive, Birmingham, was jailed for four years and three months.
  • Ermijon Gjuta, 28 of Green Street, Newcastle, received a sentence of four years and three months.
  • Ardit Gjuta, 21, of Amberton Approach, Leeds, was sent to prison for four years and three months.
  • Metali Shehu, 29, of no fixed abode, was jailed for three years and three months.
  • Rigert Papdeja, 21, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to three years and three months.
  • Refik Duraku, 36, of no fixed abode, was sent to prison for two years and six months.
  • Did Dida, 41 of, no fixed abode, was sentenced to 18 months in prison.