Posted on 16th February 2018
Two men are among two sets of brothers jailed for trafficking heroin and cocaine into the East Midlands.
West Midlands pair Kamaljit and Balihar Sidhu worked with Derby gang boss Sanjeev ‘Sunny’ Sandhu, and his older brother Jatinder, to bring around £100,000 of Class A drugs into Derbyshire.
Between November 2015 and May 2016 the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) found the group made a number of deals, centred around the Shelton Lock home of trusted associate Melvyn Fellows.
Subsequent searches of a number of vehicles and residential addresses recovered bags of cocaine and heroin, as well as scales and other paraphernal indicative of a significant supply chain.
Quisar Iqbal and Pasavit Sanchan were identified as the gang’s Nottinghamshire dealers, whereas Stuart Robinson was their man in the Humberside area. Dalvinder Singh was the Sidhus’ right-hand man in the West Midlands.
The gang was arrested and each man charged for his part in the plot. Eight pleaded guilty and one was found guilty after a trial.
On Friday 16 February 2018 at Nottingham Crown Court Kamaljit Sidhu, aged 42, of Beechwood Road in Smethwick, was the last to be sentenced. He received a ten-year jail term for conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine.
He followed his brother Balihar Sidhu, aged 40, of Beechwood Road in Smethwick, who was jailed at the end of January for nine years for the same offence.
The rest of the gang were jailed for the conspiracy late last year, as follows:
- Sanjeev Sandhu, aged 30, of Derby Road in Derby: Nine years seven months.
- Jatinder Sandhu, aged 33, of Derby Road in Derby: Six years 10 months.
- Melvyn Fellows, aged 45, of Stonebroom Walk in Derby: Six years four months.
Others were sentenced as below:
- Quisar Iqbal, aged 24, of Woodborough Road in Alexandra Park, Nottingham: Five years three months for conspiracy to supply heroin.
- Stuart Robinson, aged 39, of High Street East in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire: Two years five months for conspiracy to supply cocaine.
- Dalvinder Singh, aged 33, of Mill Lane in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton: Five years 11 months for conspiracy to supply cocaine.
Pasavit Sanchan, aged 24, of Queens Drive in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, was found guilty following a trial in September 2017. He was jailed for three-and-a-half-years for conspiracy to supply heroin.
Detective Inspector Andy Jones, who led the case, said: “To most, Sanjeev Sandhu appeared to be a well-to-do, member of the Chellaston community, running a successful family business, living in a nice house in a nice neighbourhood and driving a nice car. He presented as quite the success.
“But what he was actually doing was profiting from trafficking harmful drugs into the East Midlands. He and his family were enjoying a comfortable lifestyle while his victims battled the misery of addiction, and the wider community endured the further crime and violence drug dealing and drug use bring with it.
“The jailing of the Sandhu and Sidhu brothers, and their associates, means a significant drug supply line into the East Midlands has been severed.”