Prison sentences totalling more than 20 years have been handed out to three people following drug dealing offences in Northampton.
Mohammed Abdul Khadir, 24, of Middlesex, Ayanle Sharif, 26, of Birmingham and Tusnyme Ghilani, 19, of Northampton all pleaded guilty on Monday 10 June at Northampton Crown Court to charges relating to the conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin in the town.
Khadir received 10 years and six months for conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin and possession of a firearm. Sharif received five years and one month for the same offence and Ghilani five years and three months for being concerned in the supply of cocaine and heroin.
Detective Sergeant Chris Cooper said: “Officers investigated these criminals with dedication and tenacity and we are pleased with the sentencing. This should send a very clear message to drug dealers that we will pursue them and they can expect lengthy spells in prison.
“We are committed to protecting people from harm. This is a good example that we do, and will continue to piece together information and pursue prosecutions to stop communities being affected by the violence and control that drug dealing encorporates. ”
Northamptonshire Police has a range of officers dedicated to tackling gang-related crime and has seen great success in the last 18 months, securing arrests, charges and convictions of people who have committed drug and violence offences in the county.
If you have information about people responsible for dealing drugs or committing acts of violence, please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
If you’re concerned about someone you know, who you believe may be involved in a gang, you can find out what support is available at northants.police.uk or by calling 101.