Brothers jailed for running family drugs business


Two Doncaster brothers who funded a lavish lifestyle through drugs have been jailed at Doncaster Crown Court.

Henry Kong, aged 35, of Central Boulevard, Wheatley Hills, was jailed for seven years after being found guilty of the commercial production of cannabis and possession of firearms, namely stun guns and pepper spray.

He had admitted possession of counterfeit currency.

His brother, James Kong, 33, of Norborough Road, Wheatley, had also denied the drugs and firearms charges. He was jailed for six years following the four-day trial.

Judge Jacqueline Davies told them: “The evidence was overwhelming and it was clear that the Kongs were running a family business to grow cannabis purely for profit, and the situation was aggravated by the fact that they had weapons at both addresses.”

South Yorkshire Police officers executed a warrant at the Wheatley address on March 18 this year.

Not only did they find both brothers, but also a commercial cannabis growing set-up, containing many plants, in a bedroom and the loft. There were also large quantities of cannabis street deals bagged up and ready for sale.

In total, the yield from both was estimated at around £70,000. Officers also recovered a stun gun from this property and a small number of counterfeit bank notes.

After arresting the men, police searched the Wheatley Hills house where a cannabis growing set-up containing 28 plants was found, along with another stun gun and the pepper spray.