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Old 30-01-2012, 02:16 AM   #64
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Asian drug gangs, usually of Tamil, Bengali, Pakistani and Indian descent are also present in the United Kingdom. Notable Pakistani gangs in the United Kingdom and are often associated with the importation and distribution of heroin. Drug squad officers in 2003 claimed that Asian gangs were actively seeking to corner the heroin market. Examples of Pakistani drug gangs in the United Kingdom outside of the major urban centers can be found in Bedford and Luton, Middlesbrough and Oldham.

One of the bloodiest drug gang rivalries involving Pakistani gangs occurred in the Bradford district (including Keighley). A bloody turf war between two local drug gangs resulted in the murder of four young Asian men from Keighley in a five-and-a-half month period, from September 2001 to February 2002. Those killed in this period were Yasser Hussain Nazir, Yasser Khan, Zaber Hussain and Qadir Ahmed. The last of these four, Qadir, was stabbed and beaten to death near Victoria Park after being ambushed and chased by rival gang members. The killings sparked a major police investigation and a number of men — including criminals from nearby Bradford — were convicted and given long prison sentences.[

In other reports it has been suggested that Turkey replaced Pakistan as the most important transit point for heroin, and it is estimated that 80% of heroin intercepted by British authorities belongs to Turkish gangs. A recent spate of murders in London in 2009 have been linked to a heroin drugs war involving rival Turkish and Turkish-Kurdish gangs in north London. It is believed that the feud is between two organised drug gangs, the Turkish 'Tottenham Boys' and the 'Bombarcilar' or 'Bombers' from Hackney. The Bombers were led by Abdullah Babysin who was said to be Britain's largest importer of heroin, he was convicted in 2006
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