Po­lice bust co­caine drugs gang

Gang jailed for to­tal of 25 years af­ter de­tec­tives dis­cov­ered drugs worth more than £100,000 at city home

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@peter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

A drugs gang which put hun­dreds of thou­sands of pounds of co­caine onto Peter­bor­ough’ s streets had been jailed for a to­tal of 25 years. The gang was snared af­ter the alarm was raised by wor­ship­per sat a city mosque.

‘Of­fi­cers­found 980g of co­caine in a Sains­bury’s bag and 996g in the loft’ James Har­ri­son

A drugs gang who sup­plied hun­dreds of thou­sands of pounds worth of co­caine to Peter­bor­ough ad­dicts have been jailed for a to­tal of 25 years.

Walid Aziz, Reb­war Omar, Sar­baz Khalil, Bas­sam Ata and Bi­lal Ta­heeri were all in­volved in the sup­ply net­work, which was run out of a ter­raced house in Peter­bor­ough.

When po­lice raided the stash house in Brook­fur­long, Bret­ton, Peter­bor­ough, they found nearly two kilo­grammes of the class A drug, along with 27mo­bile­phones, used­to­take or­ders and­con­tact run­ner­sto sup­ply the ad­dicts.

The drugs were of a high pu­rity, and of­fi­cers said they had a street value of £173,010.

Another kilo of drugs, along with £80,350 cash, mo­bile phones and other para­pher­na­lia was found at the home of Irges Kol­lu­dra.

On Fri­day, all six ap­peared at Peter­bor­ough Crown Court, where they were jailed by Judge Sean En­right.

Omar (36) of Pendle­ton, Bret­ton, Peter­bor­ough, was jailed for seven years, Khalil (31) of Pendle­ton, was jailed for five years and four months, Aziz was given a jail term of five years and four months, Ta­heeri (22) of St Mar­tin’s Street was locked up for two years and eight­month­sand Ata (20) of Stone Lane was jailed for twoyears af­ter they pleaded guilty to con­spir­acy to sup­ply class A drugs.

Kol­lu­dra (17) of Glad­stone Street was jailed for two years and eight months af­ter plead­ing guilty to pos­ses­sion of class A drugs with in­tent to sup­ply.

JamesHar­ri­son, prose­cut­ing, told the court po­lice had been fol­low­ing Omar and K hali last hey picked up the drugs from another man - who had never been caught,

He said: “Omar, Khalil and the other man met a num­ber of times.

“On July 13, 2015 Khalil drove to the S par in West­wood with the other man as a pas­sen­ger.

“The man got out of the car car­ry­ing a green bag. He walked across Hamp­ton Court shops into an al­ley­way, where Omar was seen. Drugs were ex­changed for cash.

“On July 29 2015 Khalil was in theFo­cus, in pos­ses­sion of a large amount of cash.”

Mr Har­ri­son said Omar was­in­charge of the op­er­a­tion run­ning out of Brook­fur­long, with Khalil as his un­der­study.

He said Aziz was seen at the ad­dress for a num­ber of days, and he op­er­ated the phones, con­tact­ing drug run­ners - in­clud­ing Ta­heeri and Ata - telling them where to take the drugs.

He said a ‘stash car’ was seen near where the run­ners were op­er­at­ing, giv­ing them the chance to stock up be­fore do­ing street deals.

But the gang was bus ted af­ter a meet­ing on Oc­to­ber 12, 2015, when Omar and Khalil again met the man.

Them an was seen in pos­ses­sion of a large orang eS a ins­bury’ sb ag, which was given to Khalil.

Mr Har­ri­son said: “It is the Crown’s case that they pro­ceeded to Brook­fur­long in a BMW.

“They were ar­rested later, and found in pos­ses­sion of mo­bile phones and cash.

“Of­fi­cers searched the prop­erty, and found 980g of co­caine in th eS a ins bury’ sb ag, a fur­ther 996 gin the loft, along with a num­ber of in­di­vid­ual wraps, 27 mo­bile phones and debt lists.”

Of­fi­cers in­ves­ti­gat­ing the man, who was never caught, at­tended Kol­lu­dra’s ad­dress on Novem­ber 13 last year, and found more drugs, cash and phones.

Reb­war Omar who was jailed for seven years

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