A drug lord, his brother and two associates were jailed today after a covert police operation smashed their supply network.

Tariq Dad, 43, of Bristol, was jailed for 11 years, Mazar Dad, 41, of Bristol, for nine-and-a-half years, Wakar Shah, 33, of Woodford Green, Essex, for eight-and-a-half years, and Garrie Jones, 36, of Enfield, north London, for seven-and-a-half years.

They were all sentenced at Winchester Crown Court in Hampshire for an offence of conspiracy to supply 1kg (2.2lb) of cocaine in July 2008.

The case was brought after the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) carried out a major operation targeting the Dad brothers.

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