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Watford drug traffickers jailed after a stop on the A405 in Bricket Wood UK News

Two men were jailed after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

Owais Shafiq, 32, of Douglas Avenue, Watford, and Usman Malik, 26, of The Roundway, Watford, appeared for sentencing in Huntingdon Crown Court on Tuesday April 27.

Shafiq was sentenced to seven years and seven months in prison and Malik was jailed for five years and nine months.

In December 2020, officers from the Operational Support Group stopped a Vauxhall Corsa on the A405 at Bricket Wood towards Watford. The two occupants were arrested on suspicion of drug supply offenses.

Police say a hotel room she used to run a drug trafficking line was subsequently searched and cocaine, money and equipment used to prepare drugs for sale were discovered.

The line supplied drugs to Watford, St Albans, Edgware, Hemel Hempstead, Chesham, Berkhamsted and Hitchin.

PC Chris Armstrong of the Force Operational Support Group said: “The Hertfordshire Mounted Police will do their utmost to bring to justice those who prey on the most vulnerable members of our society.

“Drug abuse has far-reaching consequences for the people of Hertfordshire and this investigation and these long sentences shows how much we are working with the Crown Prosecution Service to target these people and send them to jail.

“The fact that this endeavor has continued unabated throughout the international pandemic speaks volumes about both individuals and their motivation to make money at the expense of others.”

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This notice was published: 2021-04-28 11:27:30