Two men have been sentenced to more than eight years in prison after being found guilty of drug related offences.
Both men played a part in a conspiracy to supply cocaine from Watford in to the Luton area. Mohammed Adil Khan was working as a private hire driver when he used his vehicle to transport drugs worth around £10,000.
The second man, Nasir Hussain, was in control of several mobile phones or ‘lines’ which were used to sell drugs to an established customer base in Luton.
The men were part of an organised crime group and were arrested following a lengthy and complex investigation, conducted as part of Operation Relentless by Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Covert Investigations Unit.
The men appeared at St Albans Crown Court on 29 August and received the following sentences after pleading not guilty:
(Mohammed Adil Khan,28)
Mohammed Adil Khan, aged 28, of Durban Road West, Watford, was found guilty of conspiracy to supply class A drugs (cocaine) and sentenced to two years and nine months in prison.
(Nasir Hussain, 25)
Nasir Hussain, aged 25, of Hagden Lane, Watford, was found guilty of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and sentenced to six years in prison.
Detective Chief Inspector Tracy Pemberton from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit said: “These convictions are the result of a long term investigation into the supply of drugs in Watford and other areas, we have made great progress in disrupting established drug supply networks in the area.
"Due to extensive covert work and intelligence we have gathered, we have been able to make several key arrests, which has made a significant impact on the supply of drugs in Hertfordshire.
“Operation Relentless is Hertfordshire Constabulary’s response to the on-going threat from organised criminal gangs.
"These groups pose a threat to local communities and the force is committed to identifying and relentlessly pursuing individuals and networks involved in serious and organised crime.
"As part of this work, we depend on information from members of the community to help us crack down on drug-related crime. Any information you can provide, no matter how small it may seem, could help us to identify and apprehend drug dealers.”
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