TOP detectives told how brothers Jason and Ian Fitzgibbon were schooled to “ignore the laws of the land” from an early age.
Jason committed his first offence aged just 17 and was convicted of both assault and perverting the course of justice in the 1990s.
Then, in 2000, he was caught alongside his brother for joint-enterprise conspiracy to supply heroin after a car was bugged.
Jason was sentenced to eight years for that offence and nine months for using a false passport on his travels.
Jason was also jailed for GBH after attacking car dealer Michael Scraggs in Whiston.
He was later convicted of possession of ammunition and was jailed for seven years alongside Jason in 2000.
He was sentenced to a further two-and-a-half years in 2001 for a further conspiracy to supply controlled drugs.
Their benefit-claiming mother, Christine, had no previous convictions.