Drug gang members jailed - Bedford

09/02/2015

Four men appeared at the Central Criminal Court on Friday, 06 February 2015, and were jailed for a combined total of 13 years for drug offences in Bedford.

Abdalla Elbeshir, aged 23; Mamoun Elbeshir, aged 19; Kai Lambert, aged 18, and Alay Kifle, aged 20, were operating a drug dealing business from a hostel in Rutland Road, Bedford, between 1 May and 15 July last year, where they exploited vulnerable people.

The crime group was linked to an increase in disorder and violence in the area.

The Elbeshir brothers both pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs, crack cocaine and heroin, but were found guilty in January following a five-day trial.

Abdalla Elbeshir, of St Andrew's Street, Northampton, was sentenced to three years imprisonment for his controlling and management role in these offences. This was a significantly reduced sentence due to his eight year sentence issued in December for grievous bodily harm (GBH) relating to a knifepoint robbery. The sentences will run consecutively, totalling 11 years imprisonment.

Mamoun Elbeshir, of The Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, was sentenced to five years imprisonment.  It was his third drug dealing offence.

The other two men pleaded guilty before the trial. The court heard they were controlled by the Elbeshir brothers to deal drugs for them.

Kai Lambert, of Rutland Road, Bedford, pleaded guilty to 21 counts of supplying class A drugs, both crack cocaine and heroin, and one count of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. He was sentenced to two years and five months imprisonment.

Alay Kifle, of Woodside Gardens, London, pleaded guilty to five counts of supplying class A drugs, both crack cocaine and heroin, and one count of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. He was also sentenced to two years and five months imprisonment.