Mosque con­cerns

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

The gang were ar­rested fol­low­ing con­cerns raised by wor­ship­pers at the FaizanE-Mad­i­nah mosque in Glad­stone Street in meet­ings with the po­lice.

Mosque chair­man Ab­dul Choud­huri said he was pleased the men were be­hind bars - but said he thought the sen­tences would not act as a de­ter­rent.

He said: “Any­one who does this should be put be­hind bars. We wel­come this, but there are still peo­ple out on the streets sell­ing drugs.

“It is a big con­cern - we are con­cerned about the younger gen­er­a­tions, who may not un- der­stand the dan­gers of drugs.

“I don’t think some of the sen­tences are long enough.

“If they are sen­tenced for two and a half years, they will be out within a year. We don’t know how much money they have made, or how many vic­tims there are out there as a re­sult of these ac­tions.

“Peo­ple sell­ing drugs need to be be­hind bars for a long time to act as a proper de­ter­rent.

“We are al­ways talk­ing to po­lice about ar­eas we are con­cerned about in the city. We have to try and take all the drugs off Peter­bor­ough streets.”

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