Two drug dealers snared in Harlow Town Park

Crime / Wed 15th Mar 2017 at 04:31pm

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TWO drug dealers, caught with a haul of crack and heroin in their vehicle, have been jailed for a combined total of more than six years.

Chelmsford Crown Court heard how officers from Essex Police’s West Operation Raptor team were on patrol in the Town Park area of Harlow on October 4 last year when they received a report that drug users had gathered and a suspected deal was about to take place.

The officers went to the area and saw a group of what is believed to be drug users approaching a vehicle.

The driver of the car 26-year-old Amir Mostofi panicked, dropped an object in his lap and attempted to drive the car away whilst his passenger 20-year-old Glen Elamo tried to escape on foot.

They were stopped by the officers and a search of the vehicle found wraps and rocks of the Class A drugs heroin and cocaine, as well as mobile phones and more than £200.

The pair were arrested and charged with one count of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply.

Elamo of Station Road, East London and Mostofi of Downing Court, North London admitted the charges. Elamo was jailed three years and six months whilst Mostofi was handed down a three-year jail term.

Following the sentencing Pc Tom Bennett of the West Operation Raptor team said: “It was clear that Elamo and Mostofi were actively dealing drugs in the Harlow area but their efforts to escape the West Operation Raptor team were in vain.

“Their lengthy sentences reflect the seriousness with which both Essex Police and the wider criminal justice system view those who are plying drugs on our streets.

“We hope this sentence also sends out a clear message to the community that we act on all information received in relation to drug dealing and we will not tolerate this crime on the streets of our county.”

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