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Men jailed for 18 years over drug supply offences

Ahmed Chamlani, Numan Arif and Omar Abdurahman have been jailed.

Three men from London have been jailed for more than 18 years collectively after pleading guilty to county line drug offences.

Ahmed Chamlani, Omar Abdurahman and Numan Arif were sentenced at Bristol Crown Court yesterday (Thursday 11 February) for conspiring to supply class A drugs in the South Ward area of Weston-super-Mare.

The trio were involved in bringing the drugs to the town from the capital, over a period of eight months between May 2018 and January 2019. It is believed that during that time they sold at least 1kg of heroin and 1kg of cocaine.

Chamlani, 24 of Eagle Wharf Road in Hackney, received a sentence of seven years in prison. Abdurahman, 29 of Nile Road in Newham, was jailed for six years and Arif, 28 of Ashcombe Park in Brent, was handed a prison sentence of five years and three months.

A fourth person was convicted of possession with intent to supply class A drug offences in 2019 and was jailed for five years as part of the same investigation.

PC Leon Brueford said: “This was a county line network, which saw criminals target vulnerable people in Weston-super-Mare.

“County line offenders will often ‘cuckoo’ or take over an address to deal from, causing significant worry and concern in the communities they operate in. We’ll always target our resources to dismantle these hugely damaging networks and bring offenders to justice wherever possible.

“We welcome the prison sentences handed out and hope they act as a deterrent to others.

“Finally we’d like to thank members of the community who provided us with evidence to bring about these sentences. Their vital contributions have helped put these men behind bars.”