Taxi driver, Mohammed Adil Khan, 28, of Durban Road west, Watford, and Nasir Hussain, 25, of Hagden Lane, Watford have been jailed for more than eight years after being involved in the supply of cocaine.
Mohammed Adil Khan used his vehicle to transport drugs worth around £10,000 while Nasir Hussain was in control of several mobile phones or ‘lines’ which were used to sell drugs to an established customer base in Luton.
Both men played a part in a conspiracy to supply cocaine from Watford into the Luton area. They were arrested following an investigation as part of Operation Relentless by Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Covert Investigations Unit.
They found guilty of drug related offences after appearing at St Albans Crown Court on August 29. Adil Khan, was found guilty of conspiracy to supply class A drugs (cocaine) and sentenced to two years and nine months in prison.
Nasir Hussain was found guilty of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and sentenced to six years in prison.
Detective Chief Inspector Tracy Pemberton from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit said: “These convictions are the result of a long term investigation into the supply of drugs in Watford and other areas, we have made great progress in disrupting established drug supply networks in the area.
“Due to extensive covert work and intelligence we have gathered, we have been able to make several key arrests, which has made a significant impact on the supply of drugs
“Operation Relentless is Hertfordshire Constabulary’s response to the on-going threat from organised criminal gangs.
“These groups pose a threat to local communities and the force is committed to identifying and relentlessly pursuing individuals and networks involved in serious and organised crime.
“As part of this work, we depend on information from members of the community to help us crack down on drug-related crime. Any information you can provide, no matter how small it may seem, could help us to identify and apprehend drug dealers.”