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Eight sentenced for drug running operation across West Essex

Crime / Wed 29th Nov 2023 at 05:54pm

EIGHT men and one boy have been sentenced for their roles in running drug lines across west Essex.

The group were responsible for running lines across Epping, Loughton, Debden, Waltham Abbey, and Chingford in London.

As part of this activity, they used violence, exploited vulnerable people, and used children as young as 12 to supply drugs for them.

Officers from our Op Raptor team carried out a lengthy and complex investigation which culminated in nine warrants being executed in December 2021.

During these warrants a large amount of drugs and weapons were seized.

At Chelmsford Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 28 November) they received the following sentences:

– Shakeel Mollony, 22, of Farthings Close, London E4, jailed for three years and three months for conspiracy to supply a Class A drug and possession with intent to supply a Class B drug;

– Jack Albertson, 21, of Powell Drive, London E4, jailed for two years and five months for conspiracy to supply a Class A drug and possession with intent to supply a Class B drug;

– Anis Houadef, 19, of Pyrles Lane, Loughton, jailed for two years and five months for being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug and possession with intent to supply a Class A drug;

George Edwards, 21, of Terminus Street, Harlow jailed for nine months for conspiracy to supply a Class A drug and being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug;

– Sam Bauer, 24, of The Street, Little Dunmow, jailed for six months for being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug;

– Tommy Albertson, 19, of Powell Drive, London E4, given a two-year community order and told to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work for conspiracy to supply a Class A drug;

– Rehaan Mehmood, 18, of Lawrence Hill, London E4, given a two-year community order and told to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work for conspiracy to supply a Class A drug, possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, possession of a knife or sharp pointed article in a public place;

– A 17 year-old boy given an eight-month youth rehabilitation order for conspiracy to supply a Class A drug and possession with intent to supply a Class B drug;

– Sabrino Hadjeraj, 19, of Colville Road, London E11, given a two-year community order for Conspiracy to supply a Class A drug.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Emily Larkin said: “Drugs are a poison which pollute our communities, destroying lives in the process.

“This group had, effectively, taken over some of the areas in which they were operating, causing chaos and harm to local residents.

“They used ruthless tactics to exploit vulnerable people and progress their illicit activity.

“This has been a long and complex investigation but I am pleased we have now been able to bring them to justice.”

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5 Comments for Eight sentenced for drug running operation across West Essex:

Tony B
2023-11-29 18:43:06

The criminal justice system once again showing it is not fit for purpose. Some absolute ridiculous sentences. No support for the Police or the communities that these vile people blight.

Seamus
2023-11-29 19:09:30

Parents just as much at fault

Guy Flegman
2023-11-30 09:46:11

It’s funny how they only ever catch and prosecute the foot soldiers and never the ring leaders.

AuntyBoo
2023-11-30 13:34:11

Guy Flegman that's because the ring leaders use threat tactics against family members etc of the foot soldiers to keep quiet and do their time. Also this level of foot soldiers would never know who the ring leaders are.

D. Wight
2023-12-26 17:54:59

I love that they're showing off a photograph of a MAC-10 Submachine Gun (or machine pistol) depending on where you're from, however failing to take into account - that the body and housing of this "weapon" are actually plastic. There is also no branding on the side (even if removed, would still be visible - meaning this is a clear Ali Express airsoft knock-off), the other giveaway is the fact the barrel is 100% too small to even pass anything above .22, let alone a 9mm. This "gun" is an airsoft model and nothing more. Police praising it like it's a real bust of any importance while their are individuals with actual firearms knocking about is just absurd...

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