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Brighton drug dealer sentenced after police watch unusual taxi passenger behaviour

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A 20-year-old man was sentenced to two years in a youth offenders institution after being caught with class A and B drugs.

Fiorent Muharremi was apprehended by officers from the Tactical Firearms Unit, operating in plain clothes to disrupt drug distribution networks in the area.

The arrest occurred after Muharremi was observed engaging in suspicious behaviour at the junction of Clifton Road and Clifton Hill. He entered a taxi, travelling a mere 100 metres before exiting, at which point he was detained and searched by the specialist officers. The search revealed he was carrying packages of white powder in his jacket pocket, later identified as class A and B drugs.

Brighton Criminal Investigation Department took over the case, leading to Muharremi's charges and subsequent court appearance. On 7 March, at Lewes Crown Court, he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply for both drug classifications.

TFU Inspector Oli Fisher said: “Our highly-trained officers conduct a variety of duties above and beyond armed response, and regularly carry out patrols to assist our colleagues across the force.

“This includes proactive operations to help disrupt the supply of drugs, which cause so much harm in our communities.”


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