A man shot by police on a parkway in Yorkshire, UK was a ingenious heroin dealer who made deliveries by ‘air express’
Mohammed Yassar Yaqub, was shot dead through the windshield of his car on the M62, by Yorkshire police, Monday night
Yassar Yaqub, 28, was addicted to supercars and fronted as a dealer in kuxury autos, in reality his high roller front, allegedly, was funded by his illicit activities
The alleged, heroin and crack dealer was also a money launderer with a reputation for violence on the mean streets, who flew Schedule III drugs into prison by drone
The alleged drug dealer was shot three times through the windscreen of his Audi by cops responding to a tip-off that a “criminal was in possession of a firearm”
Total of Five arrested, three in Huddersfield and two in Bradford, by cops in two vehicle stops, all remain in custody
Mohammed Yassar Yaqub killed by cops on the parkway
A former associate has claimed that M62 police shooting victim Mohammed Yassar Yaqub , who went by the moniker ‘Stud Badboy’ online, was a major player in the local Yorkshire drug market dealer who delivered schedule III drugs such as heroin and crack, by innovative means. Yaqub delivered heroin to prison by drone.
Father-of-two Mohammed Yassar Yaqub posed with super spots cars such as the$320,000 Lamborghini Aventador , and claimed to be a car dealer. However, a former associate claims this was just a front.
Chris Bean, 26, said Mr Yaqub had fired three shots at him in the street – and claimed that Mr Yaqub had a reputation for violence on the streets of Huddersfield.
On Monday night Mr Yaqub was killed when officers stopped his silver Audi on a slip road from the M62 near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire.. A gun was found in his car.
Chris Bean, 26, said, ‘Yassar is horrible. 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..
Some say it was just at front:Mohammed Yassar Yaqub loved showing off as a high roller, powered by his illicit activities
‘He managed to afford his Lambo by laundering money – he was such a flashy g*t.
‘Yassar used to buy high powered sports cars and sell them on for profit – all funded by drug money.
‘He had it [West Yorkshire] 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.’
‘Everyone knows stuff about Yassar – but are just too damn scared to say anything bad because they still live there.
Bullet holes can be seen on the car being driven by Yaqub
‘I’ve moved out of the town now you see, I had to leave Huddersfield in a hurry because my brother ripped Yasser off with a few ounces of weed and he wanted to kill him. They said they would kill my mother, so I got out as soon as possible.
‘They saw me and shot off three rounds which missed during a drive-by shoot out.’
In contrast, Yaqub’s family and friends were among protesters in Bradford overnight following the fatal police shooting.
It all started following the shooting of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub at junction 24 of the M62 at Ainley Top, north of Huddersfield, on Monday night. Protesters blocked traffic with people holding banners on roads east of the city center. Cops described the protest activities as ‘some low-level disorder’ although no arrests were made. West Yorkshire Police said officers were remaining in the area to provide reassurance to members of the public.
Police were called to the scene in Bradford after the shooting of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub
The father-of-two seen here partying and having fun
Police in West Yorkshire said it had deployed officers to the area ‘to facilitate a peaceful protest, ’ the police spokesperson added ‘Police empathise with the heightened tensions and engaged with protesters to appeal for calm. They are continuing working with members of the community, partners and local officers to maintain community cohesion and police relations.’
According to police: ‘a spontaneous protest’ started at about 7.15pm on Tuesday with protests on three major roads and surrounding routes east of the city center in Bradford. To help maintain calm: ‘Officers from West Yorkshire Police deployed to the area to facilitate a peaceful protest and to provide public reassurance.
Protests against shooting close the main road in Bradford,’ the police statement said.
West Yorkshire police confirmed the man involved in the police shooting was Yasser Yaqub
‘Police empathize with the heightened tensions and engaged with protesters to appeal for calm. They are continuing working with members of the community, partners and local officers to maintain community cohesion and police relations.
‘Crowds are starting to disperse and traffic is now passing with minimal disruption.
‘There was minimal disorder, which quickly de-escalated after dialogue with officers at the scene and there was no necessity to make any arrests.
‘Officers will remain in the area to provide a visible presence and to offer reassurance to members of the public,’ the police statement further said
Yaqub had quite a reputation on the mean streets. One former West Yorkshire resident said – ‘Everyone knows stuff about Yassar – but are just too damn scared to say anything bad because they still live there’
The IPCC said a postmortem examination on Yasser Yaqub’s body is due to take place today and its investigators are continuing to seek any relevant CCTV footage.
IPCC Commissioner Derrick Campbell said: ‘My thoughts are with Mr Yaqub’s family and all those affected at this difficult time.
‘Though in its early stages, this investigation is making good progress but will be complex.
‘We will be working hard to establish exactly what happened and would ask for patience while our investigation continues.’
West Yorkshire Police said its operation, which included stopping another car near Bradford, ‘related to information received about criminal possession of a firearm’ and was not terror-related.
Five people were arrested across the two vehicle stops, three in Huddersfield and two in Bradford – and remain in custody.
Protests against police shooting of Yaqub yesterday, close road in Bradford, Yorkshire
Peaceful protest about police gunning down Yaqub
Several of those arrested needed hospital treatment for injuries ‘not related to firearm discharge’ but no police officers were hurt, a force spokesman said.
Yasser Yaqub’s family come fromt he Crosland Moor area of Huddersfield, where his father is a well-known businessman. In a statement, Yaqub family attorneys said: ‘Mr Yaqub’s family are in shock, and are distraught. They would ask the media to respect their privacy at this difficult time.
‘The family are fully aware that the incident that led to the death of Mr Yaqub is currently being investigated by the IPCC and they do not wish to make any further comment at this stage.’
Yaqub sorrounded his home with surveillance cameras
His relatives said they did not want to speak as they gathered at his home, although many family members left the property when armed police arrived, apparently to search the property.
At least five police vehicles arrived in the surrounding streets, including a dog van, and officers with guns were positioned at the front and back of the house before leaving about 30 minutes later.