British police publish photos of two Albanian brothers: After prison, they will be deported

2024-02-21 20:58:57Aktualitet SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX
Esat and Shahin Gjoni

British police have released an image of two Albanian brothers who are likely to be deported after officers caught them growing cannabis in Mansfield, in a flat containing £167,000 worth of drugs.

Nottingham Crown Court was told on Monday that Esat and Shanin Gjoni refused to come down from the roof of a property in Pleasley and the fire brigade had to provide a ladder to rescue them.

Both brothers are from Albania and one arrived in Great Britain on the back of a lorry, the other on a dinghy via the English Channel. They are now serving time behind bars before likely being deported back to their home country.

Jailing each of them for eight months at Monday's hearing, Recorder James Bide-Thomas said: "Both of you were rescued from a hole in the roof and refused to come down until the fire brigade was called and provided a ladder to assist you. The premises were searched and a professional grow was found. There were 152 plants and 3kg of cultivated cannabis with a total wholesale value of £52,000 and £167,000 retail."

The prosecutor said police executed a warrant at an address in Bagshaë Street, Pleasley, Mansfield, at around 12.30pm on December 16. Both brothers pleaded guilty to manufacturing a Class B drug and had no previous convictions in either the UK or Albania.