Drug dealer jailed for seven years

Crime / Wed 24th Oct 2018 at 10:19am

A DRUG dealer found with crack cocaine and heroin in Harlow has been jailed for seven years.

Chelmsford Crown Court heard how officers from the West Operation Raptor team were patrolling in Harlow on September 20 this year when they came across 40-year-old Shafique Khan.

Khan of Terminus Street, Harlow was seen acting suspiciously by a car and two men were seen walking away from him.

When officers searched Khan, the vehicle and the area around it they found wraps of Class A drugs concealed in a black napkin underneath the car.

Khan was arrested and officers carried out a further search of a property he was linked to in Northbrooks where they found more than £3,000 in cash and drug dealing paraphernalia, including digital scales.

Khan was arrested, charged and pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply and acquiring criminal property.

He admitted the charges when he appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court and was jailed for seven years.

Following the sentencing Sgt James Paget of the West Operation Raptor team said: “Khan tried to refute that the drugs found underneath the car were his, yet identical napkins were found inside the vehicle.

“Drug dealers may think they are free to peddle their wares on our streets, but they are wrong. Operation Raptor will always be one step behind them, we will arrest you and we will make sure you end up behind bars.”

Essex Police set up Operation Raptor teams in the North, South and West of the county to tackle drug and gang-related crime.

If you have information about drug or gang-related crime in your community call Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Khan was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday October 19.

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2 Comments for Drug dealer jailed for seven years:

2018-10-24 12:12:01

What did mickey say a couple of weeks ago?

2018-10-24 16:05:55

So much for, " you never see the police about". Fantastic arrest of a prolific drug and misery dealer from the town centre. Seven years is, a far too lenient a sentence. Why aren't our judges giving out punishments that really do fit the crime ? Why aren't these immigrant criminals, deported back to their family, at their country of origin ? By definition, this man is an habitual criminal, for heavens sake !

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