Hull: Group convicted of firearms and drugs charges
Five men are facing what are expected to be significant jail sentences for drugs and firearms offences following a large scale covert operation by the Humberside Police Serious and Organised Crime Unit.
On Friday at Hull Crown Court, Liam Windas, 27, of Rosedale Grove, Hull, was found guilty of conspiracy to supply cannabis and conspiracy to supply heroin.
At an earlier hearing, Windas had admitted conspiracy to supply firearms; conspiracy to supply heroin; money laundering and possession with intent to supply cannabis.
His nephew William Windas, 26, of Westbourne Avenue, Hull, was cleared of conspiracy to supply cannabis.
Zia Malik, 29, formerly of HMP Hull, was convicted of conspiracy to supply firearms and possession of a mobile phone whilst in prison.
Asphand Malik, 21, of Park Grove, Hull, was convicted of conspiracy to supply firearms while Billy Joe Wilkinson, 21, of Gee Street, Hull, and Spencer Moodie, 33, of Hull both admitted conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
Robert Peck, 29, was cleared of conspiracy to supply firearms.
Because of a disability the jury has been directed that it cannot find Noor Naeem, 25, guilty or not guilty of firearms charges.
Det Supt Jo Roe said: “This has been a complex investigation over a long period of time, which dealt with very serious offences.
“We know the impact that the actions of this group had on the wider community and by securing these convictions and admissions, we hope that we will make a huge difference to their lives.
“The diligence and determination of the officers in our Serious and Organised Crime Unit has prevented firearms getting into the hands of criminals and stopped Class A drugs from getting onto our city’s streets.
“We hope the outcome of this case will reassure the public that even when they cannot see us, we are there behind the scenes, working tirelessly to bring serious criminals to justice.
“It should also serve as a warning to those who look to bring drugs and weapons into this area that we will find you and you won’t get away with it.”
The group are due to be sentenced on May 9.