Ten sentenced following long running drugs operation - Watford

26/03/2012

Ten men were sentenced on Friday, 23 March 2012 to a combined 49-years imprisonment following a large scale drugs operation in Watford last year.

The operation took place in June 2011, when a series of seventeen warrants were executed in the town. Over 150 officers from specialist units across the county took part which saw 16 people arrested across two days.

The operation followed a protracted police investigation, which took place between September 2010 and May 2011 and included covert tactics looking into the organised supply of Class A drugs, namely cocaine and heroin, in the Watford area.

The following men, mainly from Watford, appeared at St Albans Crown Court on Friday having previously pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to supply Class A Drugs:

Arfan Khan aged 27 and of Durban Road West - sentenced to 9-years

Ahsan Khan aged 25 and from Durban Road West - sentenced to 7-years

Umar Khan aged 31 and from Trinity Hall Close - sentenced to 9-years

Simon Alcott aged 41 and from Wiggenhall Road - sentenced to 4-years

Lloyd Clarke aged 22 and from Euston Avenue - sentenced to 4-years

Jabraan Azlam aged 25 and from Charlock Way - sentenced to 4-years

Kazim Khan aged 21 and of Rose Gardens - sentenced to 5-years. He was given a further two-years for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, which he committed whilst on bail following the operation.

A 16-year-old boy from Watford - sentenced to a 2-year youth rehabilitation order

Hussayn Naqvi aged 18 and from Longspring West - sentenced to 2-years. He was also given a two-year sentence concurrent for other offences, which he committed whilst on bail for driving without a licence and no insurance, taking a vehicle without consent and possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply.

Scott Messenger aged 21 and from Broadfield Road, Hemel Hempstead - sentenced to 12-months suspended for 2-years.

Four people have also previously been sentenced in connection with the investigation as follows:

Attar Khan aged 29 and of 24 Trinity Hall Close, Watford pleaded guilty to the possession of Class C drug and received a fine of £65, court costs of £85 and £15 victim surcharge at West Herts Magistrates' Court in September 2011.

Lukan Briggs aged 37 and of Whippendell Road, Watford pleaded guilty to the supply of class A drugs and was sentenced in October 2011 to a community order of 18-months.

Daniel Frame aged 31 and of Upper Lattimore Road, Watford pleaded guilty to the supply of class A drugs and was sentenced to a community order of 1-year with 80-hours unpaid work at St Albans Crown Court in February 2012.

Susan Armstrong aged 44 and of Whippendell Road, Watford pleaded guilty to the supply of class A drugs and was sentenced to a community order of 18-months at St Albans Crown Court in November 2011.

A further two people are due to be sentenced on 11 April 2012 in connection with this operation; a 16-year-old boy from Watford and 18-year-old, Bobby Barlow from Rickmansworth Road.