The six-man gang’s leaders Dhiren Lad, 34, and Mohammed Taymure Khan, 33, have now been sentenced to 12 years and 13 years 8 months behind bars respectively
The group, from Bolton, also dealt in large amounts cannabis and amphetamine before they were snared by police.
The Manchester Evening News reports that leaders Dhiren Lad, 34, and Mohammed Taymure Khan, 33, have now been sentenced to 12 years and 13 years 8 months behind bars respectively.
Between September 2014 and August 2015 Waqar Ahmed, used his job as a taxi driver as a cover for him to deliver drugs all over the country.
They were delivered to suppliers for sale on the streets of towns across the North West.
Mark Samuels was also involved in the storing and transporting of the drugs whilst Naheem Aslam and Ricky Parmar, both 34, also had leading roles in the organisation of the deals.
In September 2015, all six were arrested after a series of raids by Lancashire Police.
And they were charged a complex investigation which involved hundreds of pages of evidence, including calls and text messages, gathered by officers being analysed by CPS prosecutors.
All six men pleaded to one count of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and one count of conspiracy to supply class B drugs except Ahmed, who was convicted of both offences after a trial.
Lad, of Stanley Road, Radcliffe, was sentenced to 12 years behind bars.
Khan, 33, of Hilden Street, Bolton, Aslam, 34, of Crescent Road, Great Lever and Parmar, of Rowton Street, Hall I’ Th’ Wood were all jailed for 13 years and eight months.
Ahmed, of no fixed abode, was jailed for nine years.
Samuels, 42, of of Prestwood Close, Bolton. was sentenced to six years.
Ben Southam, Deputy Head of the CPS North West Complex Casework Unit, said: “This was an extremely complex case because of the sort of evidence that we were looking at.
“There was a huge amount of material to consider, including the analysis of hundreds of calls and texts between the members of the gang as they carried out drugs operations.
“Together with police and prosecuting counsel we built a strong and compelling case that each of these defendants had played a part in the plans to supply drugs in towns and cities in the North West and elsewhere in the country.
“The weight and detail of the evidence against them persuaded most of them to plead guilty.
“Through this prosecution and the sentences we have removed a substantial source of heroin, cocaine, cannabis and amphetamines that were being supplied in local communities.
“We are determined to continue working with our police colleagues to disrupt the operations of drug dealers in the North West and to prosecute them through the courts.”
The CPS will now seek to confiscate the criminal assets of four of the men – Dhiren Lad, Mohammed Khan, Naheem Aslam and Ricky Parmar – under the Proceeds of Crime Act.