Drug kingpin fights to remain in UK for FOUR YEARS after Home Office orders deportation to Somalia

Drug kingpin fights to remain in UK for FOUR YEARS after Home Office orders deportation to Somalia

The leader of a drug ring that flooded a city with heroin and cocaine has fought a four-year human rights battle against deportation to Somalia.

The Home Office made an order to remove Yahya Hashi four years ago after serving his eight-year sentence for conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin. 

Investigating officers said the group he led ‘had been responsible for a large proportion of class A drug supply in Exeter and further afield for some time’.

Leader of a drug ring, Yahya Hashi, 33, fought a four-year human rights battle against deportation to Somalia. The deportation order was made after serving his eight-year sentence for conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin

Hashi, 33, and other dealers travelled from London to Devon up to five times a week, staying at addresses in the city by intimidating vulnerable adults or drug users.

Despite the gravity of his crime, for which he was convicted in 2015, he remained in the UK at the start of this year. 

His first appeal was allowed on the basis he would be at risk of harm from terror group Al Shabaab in Somalia, given he was a member of a minority clan.

He also claimed his deportation would breach his right to his family life in the UK, as he had lived here for 17 years, and his mother, grandmother, wife and children were living in Britain.

But this decision was overturned by an upper tribunal judge, who ruled the lower tribunal had made a mistake in law.

A fresh hearing was ordered, which was further delayed last December.

The Home Office made an order to deport Hashi to Somalia, but his appeal was allowed on the basis he would be at risk of harm from terror group Al Shabaab in Somalia, given he was a member of a minority clan

The Home Office made an order to deport Hashi to Somalia, but his appeal was allowed on the basis he would be at risk of harm from terror group Al Shabaab in Somalia, given he was a member of a minority clan

Other convicted foreign criminals who have been allowed to stay in Britain after arguing they had a right to a private or family life in this country include:

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