Operation UNLOCK

Drug Dealing

Drug dealer jailed for 10 years

A drug dealer who was found with more than £69,000 in cash in his car has been jailed for 10 years,

Mohammed Arshad Hussein, 26, was stopped on the A6 in Luton on August 19, last year. Officers searched the Audi Q7 and discovered £69,000 in cash.

They then went to his home in Poplar Avenue and his parents’ home in Williton Road and found just under a 1kg of cocaine, a press for manufacturing compressed blocks of cocaine, pure cocaine, cutting agents, a cash-counting machine and 'cut' cocaine ready for distribution. Mobile phones and lists of drug deals showing he had moved on 7kg of cocaine were also recovered.

He pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to supply and possessing criminal property at Luton Crown Court last month. He was jailed for 10 years at Luton Crown Court on Friday (March 6).

The investigation was carried out by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU).

Detective Constable Chris Rawson said: “Hussein was a top level dealer selling drugs to street dealers in Bedfordshire and beyond.

“He was a one-man cocaine manufacturing and distribution enterprise, taking import grade cocaine, mixing it and moving it on to the streets of Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas - frankly to anyone who would pay him enough money.

“He now faces spending the rest of his 20s and this case should send a clear message to anyone who find this type of lifestyle attractive.

“The use and supply of drugs cause a huge amount of associated crime and misery.

“We will continue to target those involved in such criminality in order to protect our communities.”

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Mohammed Arshad Hussein

Mohammed Arshad Hussein

10 years

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