Drug dealing pair jailed - Luton

02/12/2013

Police seized £26,000 cash, heroin, cocaine and skunk cannabis in a raid on a 'Class A drug factory' in Luton. When they went back to the house in Crawley Road five months later they found £1,000 cash and 981 grams of cannabis.

In the first raid, on 13 September 2012, heroin with a street value of £3,000 was discovered in a waste bin in a bedroom. Two large bags of cannabis, worth £7,500, were being stored in the airing cupboard and a small amount of cocaine was also recovered, Luton Crown Court heard today, Monday, 02 December 2013.

Scales were seized and in an outhouse there was a press used to produce and cut street deals. Brothers Rumel Hussain and Hifzur Miah were arrested.

Prosecutor Kevin West said the men were bailed. On 06 February this year the police went back and found the cash under a pillow on Hussain's bed along with the cannabis, which was worth £4,400.

He was bailed again and was arrested for drink driving outside the Xscape building in Milton Keynes on 27 May. He gave a reading of 110 - more than three times over the limit.

Rumel Hussain, 27, of Crawley Road pleaded guilty to possessing Class A and B drugs with intent to supply and possessing criminal property. He also admitted drink driving. He had 14 previous convictions for 28 offences.

His brother Hifzur Miah, 25, of the same address, pleaded not guilty to possessing Class A and B drugs and possessing criminal property, but was convicted by the jury.

Minal Rajshakha, defending, said Rumel Hussain was dealing drugs to clear his debts to his dealers. She said he had no lavish lifestyle and asked for credit for his guilty plea. She said both the brothers had been taking cocaine. Mr Miah was the younger brother who still denied involvement, she said.

Judge Stuart Bridge said when police raided the house in September last year they "found a Class A drug factory." He told the brothers: "You showed a total and blatant disregard for the effects of drug dealing on the community."

He jailed them both for 5 years. Hussain was also  banned from driving for 4 years.

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