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