Men jailed following Armley Road cannabis find

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Five men have been jailed for nearly 19 years after police raided a cannabis farm in Armley Road.  

The men were given sentences ranging from 36 months to 56 months when they appeared at Leeds Crown Court today (Friday).  

These convictions followed an investigation by police in Leeds after the raid on 28 July last year at an industrial unit in Armley Road, where a total of 2,342 cannabis plants were seized. 

Aurel Alimucaj, 43, was jailed for 40 months

The investigation was carried out by officers from Operation Braylock, which was formed in September 2022 and has now raided 77 industrial-sized cannabis farms across the district, making 97 arrests and seizing more than £20m of cannabis. 

Fejzi Canai, 59, was sentenced to 48 months

This work has so far resulted in prison sentences of more than 92 years. 

Emiliano Licaj, 26, was given a 36-month term

Sergeant Simon Green, the officer in the case, said: “Operation Braylock was set up to target and disrupt organised criminals who blight the communities of Leeds District through the illegal drugs trade.  

Klemend Mezuri, 45, received 45 months

“I hope this outcome demonstrates our commitment to tackling these individuals and sends out a warning to others that they can expect to face a prison sentence if they are found to be involved in such criminal enterprises.” 

Ervin Mezyri, 35, was imprisoned for 56 months

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