Gangster’s moll, 23, dubbed ‘Little Miss Attitude’ is jailed for five years after helping to mastermind county lines drug racket with her brothers that forced children to transport cocaine and heroin
- Naliah Noreen helped run huge drug dealing operation in Greater Manchester
- She was arrested after police were told a 15-year-old was making deliveries
- Her ex-boyfriend is already in prison and her brothers were previously jailed
A gangster’s girlfriend nicknamed ‘Little Miss Attitude’ has been jailed for five years after she helped mastermind a county lines drugs racket which forced children to traffic cocaine and heroin.
Naliah Noreen, 23, was arrested after police learned a 15-year old boy was being used as a ‘runner’ for a gang which dealt to more than 1,000 addicts in Greater Manchester.
Mother-of-one Noreen and her two brothers ran five drug hotlines which made or fielded 54,000 calls over a four month period, around 450 a day.
She told the boy ‘runner’ he owed the gang money to coerce him into continued work to pay off his ‘debts’.
Naliah Noreen exploited a teenage boy to run drugs for her gang, which dealt to 1,200 addicts
Noreen handled the drugs gang for her dealer ex-boyfriend Mohammed Abu Khan, who is currently serving a seven and a half year jail term
Gang members would drive the boy around Rochdale while he dropped off heroin to drug addicts. When police moved in, Noreen was bullish, telling officers: ‘Better get me the f*** out of here or I’m going to kick off’.
Noreen also travelled to Lancashire and Staffordshire, to collect money on behalf of her ex-boyfriend, Mohammed Abu Khan, 28.
At Minshull Street Crown Court this week Noreen, from Rochdale, admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin plus a separate charge of money laundering and was jailed for five years.
Her brothers Asad Ali, 19 and Ratib Ali, 20, and their housemate Janaid Rehman, 18 were jailed at earlier hearings. Her ex-boyfriend Khan, 28, is currently serving seven and a half years in jail.
Her brothers Asad Ali (left) and Ratib Ali (right) and their housemate Janaid Rehman, 18 were jailed at earlier hearings
The court heard Noreen was assigned by her then-boyfriend Khan to meet the gang’s distributors in Nelson and Stoke at the end of 2017.
The following year, she was seen collecting a Tesco carrier bag containing £26,890 from a dealer in a VW Golf, but released after claiming she thought the money was repayment on a loan.
She and three other members of her family became involved in running five drug hotlines Rocky, Tyson, Woody, Kez, and Doctor.
Noreen’s lawyer said she was told what to do by her then-boyfriend and now looks back on what she did ‘with disgust’
Describing how the gang operated, prosecutor Daniel Calder said: ‘A user would call or message one of the drugs lines to place an order, the person with the handset for that drug line would then call one of the dealers to pass on the order and they would then in turn contact Nailah Noreen to arrange for the drugs to be delivered to the user.
‘Police also became aware that a 15 year old boy was being used to deliver Class A drugs.
‘It is plain, the group, including this defendant, were responsible for controlling the activities of the boy who delivered both cocaine and heroin to users who had contacted the drug lines being operated by Ms Noreen and her family.’
Noreen’s lawyer Gemma Maxwell said in mitigation: ‘Her conduct was born out of personal circumstances and she was very much under direction of her boyfriend at the time.
‘He is far more criminal astute than her and whilst we don’t say she’s been exploited there is certainly a degree of pressure placed on her.
‘She instructs me quite passionately that she did not directly recruit that child. She’s got a child of her own and looks back at what happened with disgust.
‘She is a now a complete contrast to the person she was upon arrest. She’s now motivated to better herself not least for her young daughter.