These men flooded the UK with heroin. Now, the story of their strange deal with Customs
By Ian Cobain, Adrian Gatton and Michael White
28 March 2006
Members of an international crime gang were allowed to move to Britain while flooding the country with heroin because their leader had secretly worked as an informer for Customs & Excise, according to evidence brought before an immigration appeals tribunal.
The Baybasin Cartel, a notorious Kurdish gang, is estimated by police to have controlled up to 90% of the heroin which entered the country after its leading members settled in the home counties in the mid-1990s …