Com­mu­nity spirit led to drugs gang ar­rests

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Views -

A ma­jor po­lice sur­veil­lance op­er­a­tion re­sulted in the jail­ing of a drugs gang that had been re­spon­si­ble for the sale of hun­dreds of thou­sands of pounds worth of drugs. The gang op­er­ated out of a house in Bret­ton and its ac­tiv­i­ties were part of a ma­jor is­sue with drugs and anti-so­cial be­hav­iour across the city. The gang was ar­rested fol­low­ing con­cerns raised by wor­ship­pers at the Faizan e Me­d­ina mosque in meet­ings with po­lice. These meet­ings are vi­tal and do the mosque credit. High­light­ing is­sues to po­lice and help­ing to rid is­sues from lo­cal streets ben­e­fits ev­ery­one. The meet­ings at the mosque led to a po­lice op­er­a­tion that was well ex­e­cuted and very suc­cess­ful and we agree with mosque chair­man Ab­dul Choud­huri – the sen­tences dished out are not long enough and are not enough of a de­ter­rent.

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