Three men have been jailed for a total of almost 20 years for running a cocaine and heroin drug line across Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Islington.
On Thursday 30 March, three males appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court for sentencing:
- Shumon Miah, 25, of Arrow Road, E3, was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for conspiracy to supply crack-cocaine, conspiracy to supply heroin and possession of criminal property
- Nasir Ahmed, 24, of Killick Way, E1, was sentenced to seven and a half years for conspiracy to supply crack-cocaine, conspiracy to supply heroin and possession of criminal property.
- Shuhan Ahmed, 24, of Stepney Way E1, was sentenced to five years and three months for conspiracy to supply crack-cocaine and conspiracy to supply heroin.
The arrests are part of Op Continuum, a joint partnership between Tower Hamlets Council and the Met Police to tackle drug crime in the borough.
Lutfur Rahman, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said:
“Drugs ruin people’s lives and we are determined to disrupt the drugs supply in our borough.
“I am very pleased the courts have handed out jail sentences for these perpetrators to send a strong and clear message that we do not tolerate drugs being sold in our borough.”
Detective Chief Inspector Sean Lyons, said:
“Central East Police are committed to helping all people affected by violence and, by association, drugs supply and use that is linked to violent crime. We will continue to work with communities and partners from the borough, along with those from across London, balancing the need for diversion, treatment and support, with enforcement.
“The link between the supply of drugs and violence that blights communities is very clear and the more we can do to disrupt these operations and put those responsible before the courts, then the better for the communities of London.”
Posted on Wednesday 5th April 2023