08:00 Friday 31 January 2014

Drug dealers handed total of 93 years following police operation

Written byROB SMYTH

JUSTICE has been served on every criminal rounded up in Burton’s biggest police investigation after the sentencing of the final dealer captured under Operation Nemesis.

Mohammed Aziz became the last piece of the jigsaw when he was jailed for four years yesterday for his part in widespread drug dealing, eradicated as a result of an undercover probe which culminated in a series of dawn raids last year.

A total of 41 defendants have now been before the courts to answer for their crimes – and handed sentences totalling 93 years and four months for their roles in flooding the streets with class A and class B drugs.

Father of four Aziz, aged 48, of Shobnall Street, Burton, was jailed after a judge heard how he was ‘completely taken in’ by two undercover policewomen working as part of a large scale operation to smash the town’s drugs rackets.

Aziz was duped in to selling the two women, ‘Jo’ and ‘Kerry’, deals of crack cocaine and also telling them about his drug dealing business.

The defendant, who admitted being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine, four charges of supplying it and two of offering to supply it, was jailed for a total of four years at Stafford Crown Court.

Judge Mark Eades told him: “The picture that’s painted by the prosecution is that you were concerned in the supply of class A drugs in a significant role.

“The prosecution case against this defendant goes far beyond relatively small scale social supply.

“It’s quite plain he was a dealer prepared to sell to all-comers and a dealer able to employ a runner.”

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