Manchester

Two jailed over £1.1m heroin box Tameside delivery

Two sentenced over heroin box Image copyright Greater Manchester Police
Image caption Shelagh Fenton, 40 and Rehman Ali, 27, were found guilty of importing class A drugs to the UK

A man and a woman have been jailed after a parcel containing heroin worth £1.1m was seized at a house in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.

Rehman Ali, 27, and Shelagh Fenton, 40, of Minto Street, were found guilty of importing class A drugs and supplying cannabis.

A box sent from Afghanistan was delivered to a house in Penrith Avenue on 23 September 2013.

Ali was jailed for six years and Fenton was sentence to five years.

Covert tactics

The pair were arrested on 30 September 2013.

Det Insp Dave Loughlin said: "Tameside organised crime team received intelligence the box contained drugs and, when it was delivered from Afghanistan, we seized the heroin.

"We have a number of covert tactics at our disposal and we remain committed to preventing such drugs from coming into our neighbourhoods."

He urged anyone who knew of drugs being produced or dealt to contact police.

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Image caption The parcel, sent from Afghanistan, was seized in Penrith Avenue in Ashton-under-Lyne

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