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Two men who were found with over £3million worth of Heroin in Bradford have been jailed.
Daniele Spinola (53) from Urmston was found guilty of conspiring to supply class A and B drugs and Paul Wright (55) from Radcliffe pleaded guilty to the same offences.
At the hearing today at Bradford Crown Court the men each received sentences of 16 years with the judge commending the work of the police officers involved in the investigation.
Just before 6pm on Monday 10th May 2010, officers from West Yorkshire Police's Crime Division, Regional Roads Policing and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) stopped two cars, an Audi and a Mercedes, on Ingleby Road, Bradford.
Following a search of the cars officers seized approximately 60 kilos of Heroin along with the cars.
A further £350,000 worth of Amphetamine was also recovered in Manchester when West Yorkshire Police detectives, supported by Greater Manchester Police, executed a search warrant on Tuesday 11 May at a business premises in the Radcliffe area.
Detective Inspector Warren Stevenson of West Yorkshire Police's Crime Division, who led the investigation said: "This is a significant amount of drugs which we have been able to successfully remove from the streets of local communities.
"We do know that drugs can and do cause misery and can also lead to another serious crimes being committed.
"It is operations such as this that show how criminals work across borders and how police forces work together to tackle drugs supply.
"We are pleased with the sentences given today as they reflect the severity of the crimes committed by these men."