Father Shot Dead By Police On Motorway Accused Of Being 'Major Drug Dealer'

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Father Shot Dead By Police On Motorway Accused Of Being 'Major Drug Dealer'

Yassar Yaqub, who was shot dead on the M62 in the north of England on Monday night, has been exposed as a drug lord, according to The Daily Mail.

Yassar, 28, was accused of flying cocaine into HMP Armley in Leeds via drone despite being a devoted dad-of-two.

Back in 2010, he was cleared of an attempted drive-by killing.


Credit: PA

Police surrounded Yassar's Audi at a motorway junction of the M62 in Huddersfield and shot at him three times, piercing the car's windscreen.

Just Yorkshire chairman Nadeem Murtuja told the Huddersfield Examiner: "We want to know why the officers were not wearing body cameras. Given that the police say it was a pre-planned operation, why wouldn't they wear body cameras?

"This was a planned operation. It was not a risk that the police stumbled upon. There's a big difference."


Many protested the killing, even managing to shut down Leeds Road in Bradford during their efforts. One member revealed they were there 'to let people know what goes on and to show we are upset about yesterday's killing by the police'.

Friends of Yassar acknowledged that he was 'no angel' and that he was involved in the West Yorkshire crime world.

Chris Bean, 26, was less complimentary, saying Yassar was 'horrible'.


Credit: Yassar Yaqub

"I've been through hell and back with him," Bean added. "I've seen people saying he's a nice guy - that's a load of bull.

"He was a heroin and crack dealer and was constantly ripping off Cannabis grows [Cannabis dealers] and was just a major player in Huddersfield for drugs.

"He managed to afford his Lambo by laundering money - he was such a flashy git.


Police outside Mr. Yaqub's house. Image: PA

"Yassar used to buy high-powered sports cars and sell them on for profit - all funded by drug money.

"He had it all locked down and would fly drugs into HMP Leeds at Armley with drones and make 10 times what he was making on the outside."


Featured Image Credit: Yassar Yaqub

Topics: Leeds, Yorkshire, Drugs

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