Plymouth drug dealers sentenced

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Five men have today been sentenced at Plymouth Crown Court having been found guilty by a jury of supplying cocaine and cannabis in Plymouth.

The convictions followed a trial in which witnesses gave evidence on how they and others were supplied with cocaine and cannabis on a regular basis.

Supplying high-purity cocaine and cannabis, the five men brought significant quantities to Plymouth where drugs were readily offered on the streets of the city and supplied at two houses in the City. A serious of raids took part across the city as part of a nine month major investigation.

Sentencing them today, His Honour Judge Darlow said: "You have all choosen to abuse the hospitality, freedom and opportunities offered to you all in this country by choosing to supply to the community drugs, which by their very nature, destroy family life and the ambition which underpins that haven."

Burhan Aabdulrahman was sentenced to six years, Salah Mahmood of Greenbank Road was sentenced to six years, Xhimi Boko was sentenced to six years, Mozafar Kalepana was sentenced to eight months' imprisonment and Samir Jewhar was sentenced to three years' imprisonment for their involvement in supplying large high-purity quantities of cocaine.

CPS South West Senior Crown Prosecutor Ann Hampshire said: "This was an extremely complex case and I would like to thank all of those who supported the prosecution process. I would also like to pay tribute to the courage of those who were supplied drugs, who assisted by coming forward and putting their trust in the authorities."

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