Burnley brothers and sister admit part in £33,000 heroin supply network

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THREE siblings have admitted their part in a “significant and lucrative” heroin supply ring after police found more than £30,000 worth of the drug at a Burnley house.

Mohammed Haider Rasool (23) of Claughton Street and Mohammed Omar Rasul (27) of Claughton Street appeared at Burnley Crown Court yesterday where they pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin.

Their sister Amna Rasul (29) of Cleaver Street, pleaded guilty to allowing her two houses to be used for the supply of heroin.

The three were arrested after a lengthy police investigation into heroin dealing between December 2010 and February 2011.

During the investigation officers discovered around 570g of heroin with an estimated street value of £33,000 hidden under the bedroom floorboards at an address on Colbran Street.

Officers also seized £7,000 cash from an address on Claughton Street.

DS Martin Kennedy, from Pennine Division’s Targeted Crime Team, said: “This was clearly a significant and lucrative drug dealing network. I hope this result sends a very clear message to those people who are involved in dealing drugs, that the police will do everything within their power bring them to justice.

”Tackling Class A drugs is a key priority for Lancashire Constabulary. Our communities have told us that they do not want people who deal drugs to live among them and people should be reassured that we listen to their concerns and will take action.”

All three will be sentenced at Burnley Crown Court on September 1st.

Anyone with information about drug dealing in their community can contact police on 0845 1 25 35 45 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.