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PCSO convicted of drug dealing and misconduct in public office

03/05/2013

Mark Auty, specialist prosecutor in the CPS Special Crime Division, said: "Oguz Batmaz was the prime mover in a drug dealing enterprise who routinely abused his position as a Police Community Support Officer to assist his criminal activities.

"Batmaz used his access to police computer systems to help his criminal associates, including Wayne Farrell, who had at the time absconded from prison, and Batmaz was fully aware of this, but declined to report it.

"He even provided his accomplices with intelligence held by the Metropolitan Police on the location of possible cannabis factories, so that they could then be targeted for burglary or robbery.

"As a result of video and audio surveillance evidence that clearly showed that Batmaz and his accomplices were regularly involved in the supply of drugs, they now face punishment for their corrupt and criminal activity."

Background:

  • Oguz Batmaz pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, conspiracy to steal and conspiracy to supply a controlled drug
  • Lee Hession, Ayhun Mustafa and Wayne Farrell pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office
  • Aaron Eastwood pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal
  • Emma Tooke pleaded guilty to harbouring a person unlawfully at large
  • Kadir Ozresberoglu, Felipe de Freitas and Anthony Noble pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply a controlled drug.

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