14 convicted of drug offences in Tower Hamlets

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Fourteen men have been convicted of drug offences in Tower Hamlets after a complex operation.

This activity forms part of Operation Continuum, an intelligence-led, phased operation established in response to ongoing reports of drug dealing, drug use and associated criminality in Tower Hamlets led by police and Tower Hamlets Council.

As a result of a recent investigation, 14 men were convicted of drug offences at Snaresbrook Crown Court:

  • Abu Taher, of Arrow Road, E3 – 9 years in prison
  • Riaz Hussain of Cherrywood Close, E3 – eight years in prison
  • Mohid Ali of Chipping Row, CM3 – five years, three months
  • Nazir Hussain of St Leonards Street, E3 – five years, eight months
  • Mohammed Minanur Rahman of Truman Walk, E3 – six years
  • Mohammed Shah Rahman of Longbridge Road, RM8 – three years, seven months
  • Ali Akbar Hussain of Ben Jonson Road, E1 – two years
  • Mohammed Hassan of Singleton Road, RM9 – three years, eight months
  • Naim Sami of Bow Road, E3 – five years, six months
  • Shuheb Miah of Allen Road, E3 – two years, eight months and two years, six months disqualified
  • from driving.
  • Mohammed Imran Ali of Ballinger Point, E3 – 20 weeks
  • Syed Ahmed of Wolfe Gardens, E15 – 15 months, suspended for two years
  • Abdullah Al-Huda of Poplar High Street, E14 – 23 months, suspended for 24 months
  • Mahidur Rahman of Cranleigh Gardens, IG11 – two years, suspended for 24 months

A/DI Sam Livesey said:

“Central East Police is committed to helping young people affected by violence and by association, drugs supply that is linked to violent crime. We will continue work with communities and partners from the borough along with those from across London, balancing the need for diversion and support with enforcement."

Lutfur Rahman, Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said:

“We know that drugs blight our communities and lead to serious violence which is why we are doing all we can to pursue those involved in the trade.

“We will continue working with our partners in the borough and beyond to make Tower Hamlets a safer and happier place to live.”

Cllr Abu Talha Choudhury, cabinet member for safer communities, said:

“Operation Continuum is proven to be a highly successful initiative and is vital in supressing the supply of drugs within Central East BCU.

“Drugs are inextricably linked to a high proportion of violent criminality, and we will therefore continue to target perpetrators, seeking to bring them to justice working jointly with colleagues from the police.”

Posted on Friday 6th October 2023