Two drug traffickers were jailed for almost 10 years after separate police investigations took a gun, Class A drugs and nearly £ 150,000 in criminal cash on the streets.
Gary Dolan, 34, of Purbeck Close, Bedford, has been arrested in connection with a major police operation to tackle a notorious drug gang in Luton.
Meanwhile, Azeem Khan, 22, of Summerfield Road, Luton, posted photos of himself on Facebook with a gun before police rushed to arrest him, collecting money and money. drug.
This week, the couple were jailed for four years, eight months and five years respectively.
Chief Detective Inspector Louisa Glynn of Bedfordshire Police said: ‘These two cases demonstrate the dire consequences that await anyone involved in organized crime.
“We know Bedfordshire faces a significant challenge from the illegal drug trade, associated violence and exploitation of children and other vulnerable people.
“But we will not stop prosecuting those involved in trafficking this misery, as well as working with different agencies and communities in Bedfordshire to protect those at risk of exploitation and provide them with a better future.”
Police seized six cell phones from Dolan and an associate in February last year, as part of an investigation into the illegal activities of an organized criminal group.
In April 2020, four warrants were executed in Bedford, Kempston and Luton. Dolan was arrested at an address in Bromham Road, Bedford.
At the address, police recovered around £ 25,000 of cocaine as well as £ 145,495 in cash. This money was strewn throughout the address, hidden in a locked safe, concealed in clothing, hidden in a pram and in a backpack.
Police also recovered several designer clothes and expensive jewelry, including a Rolex watch.
Dolan pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs as well as possession of criminal property.
On Tuesday, June 22, he was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison for drug offenses and 18 months for the property offense, which will be served at the same time.
A separate police investigation established that Azeem Khan was involved in the supply of Class A drugs and also had access to a firearm.
Detectives took action and executed a warrant on her address in October. Following a search, officers found a handgun loaded with a suppressor in the attic of the property, along with ammunition and ecstasy worth almost £ 7,000.
A few months earlier, in May 2020, Khan was arrested and searched in a park in Luton, where he was found in possession of cannabis, cash and several phones.
A full search of the vehicle Khan was in uncovered crack and heroin.
Yesterday (Thursday) Khan was sentenced to five years in prison on two counts of possession of a prohibited firearm. He was sentenced to three years and nine months for five counts of drug trafficking offenses, which will be served at the same time.
He had pleaded guilty to all offenses.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-25 20:40:42