Third of drugs dealing network from Solihull - The Solihull Observer

Third of drugs dealing network from Solihull

Solihull Editorial 17th Dec, 2016   0

A THIRD of those who have been sentenced to a total of 165 years behind bars for their involvement in a large-scale drugs network dealing class A drugs are from Solihull.

A total of 12 out of the 40 people arrested in a Birmingham blitz on drug dealers and associated criminal behaviour carried out by West Midlands Police were from Hall Green, Acocks Green and Yardley.

The organised crime gang was targeted by undercover officers and their activity was disrupted after 44 people were arrested last year during a series of police raids.

A number of mobile phones and tens of thousands of pounds in cash were seized along with three kilos of heroin and crack cocaine, worth an estimated £250,000.




Code-named Birmingham No Deal, the covert policing operation was months in the planning and was sparked by community concerns about blatant kerbside drug dealing.

“With so many people appearing in court, sentencing has taken place over several months,” said Det Supt Richard Agar from Force CID.


He added: “I hope this action sends a clear message that drug crime will not be tolerated.

“People need to understand the far-reaching consequences of their criminal actions.

“As part of our intervention and prevention programme, we began by giving users and dealers an opportunity to change their ways and warned them that if they didn’t we’d take action.

“Following months of meticulous planning and hard work we were able to develop the suspicions of the local community into information which we were able to use to obtain search warrants.

“We’ve painstakingly pieced the details together and as a result a large complex drugs network has been brought down.

“In addition to the legal proceedings, officers are now working with housing providers to evict or warn those people who lost their right to a home when they chose to make their neighbours lives a misery by dealing drugs or committing other crimes on their doorsteps.

“Our specialist Offender Management Unit is on standby ready for the release of those targeted by the operation.

“They will work closely with drugs workers and others to make sure all Birmingham No Deal nominals stay on the straight and narrow.”

There were 44 people arrested in four days of co-ordinated swoops across the region in September 2015.

Hundreds of police officers and police staff from across the West Midlands were involved in the initiative.

To report those responsible for crime, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For advice and support breaking free from drugs visit West Midlands Police’s new Impact Pathways website − developed as part of WMP2020.

Details of those who were found or pleaded guilty as part of Birmingham No Deal between 7-11 November (pictured).

Mohammed Ahmed, 42, unemployed of Leopold Street, Birmingham jailed for 10 years for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

James Baker, 36, floor layer of Baxters Road, Shirley jailed for three years for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Desmond Boulle, 50, labourer of Hebden Grove, Hall Green jailed for eight years and one month for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Estelle Davis, 42, unemployed of Foremans Road , Sparkhill jailed for six years and two months for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

James Floan, 36, unemployed of Kingsthorpe Road, Warstock jailed for three years for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Steven Green, 36, unemployed of Yardley Wood Road, Yardley Wood jailed for six years for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Ryan Green, 30, unemployed of Lakey Lane, Hall Green jailed for two years two months for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Andrew Holvey, 34, unemployed of Prince of Wales Lane, Yardley Wood jailed for two years for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Mohammed Hussain, 39, unemployed of no fixed address jailed for five years for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Iftikhar Iqbal, 42, unemployed of Keddleston Road, Hall Green jailed for 10 years for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Mohammed Iqbal, 26, unemployed of Painswick Road, Hall Green jailed for 10 years for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine and one year for driving whilst disqualified.

Junaid Khan, 20, unemployed of Painswick Road, Hall Green jailed for eight years for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Masood Khan, 47, unemployed of Painswick Road, Hall Green jailed for 15 years for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Sulaimaan Khan, 21, unemployed of Alexander Road, Acocks Green jailed for five years and ten months for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Asim Mahmood, 20 warehouse man of Millhouse Road, Yardley jailed for two years and three months for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

David Monaghan, 44, unemployed of Hollybank Road, Billesley jailed for two years for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Marc Morgan, 33, car valeter of Cherrington Road, Stirchley jailed for 22 months for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Raja Mushtaq, 41, unemployed of Alexander Road, Acocks Green jailed for 26 months for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Mahmood Sadiq, 49, unemployed of Wyatts Close, Erdington jailed for two years, suspended for 18 months for being concerned in the supply of class A drugs

Aboubakr Salem, 20, student of Minton Road, Yardley jailed for two years for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Zafar Sharif, 48, unemployed of Wilton Road, Sparkhill jailed for three years and eight months for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Two men were under 18 when they committed their crimes and therefore cannot be named due to legal reasons.

One from Ladywood was handed an 18 month supervision order for possession with intent to supply and the other, from Small Heath was jailed for eight months, suspended for 12 months.

Details of those who were found or pleaded guilty as part of Birmingham No Deal earlier this year between April and June and currently serving their sentences:

Mohammed Anjam, 33, cook of Albert Road, Aston jailed for 37 months for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine and possession of cannabis.

Steven Canning, 60, construction worker of Highters Heath Lane, Yardley Wood jailed for two years and eight months for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Kyle Gaye-Smith, 24, unemployed of Gayle Grove, Acocks Green jailed for three years for conspiracy to supply crack cocaine.

Jason Jones, 22, unemployed of Charminster Avenue, South Yardley jailed for three years and eight months for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Sean Magee, 36, unemployed of no fixed address, jailed for 37 months for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Noah Keye, 20, unemployed of The Centreway, Yardley Wood jailed for 28 months for supplying crack cocaine.

Lydia Mills, 30, unemployed of Claydon Grove, Yardley Wood jailed for two years suspended for two years with rehabilitation.

Steven Paris, 57, retired of Braceby Avenue, Billesley, jailed for two years and eight months for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Joni Puncheon, 22, unemployed of Arrowfield Green, Kings Norton jailed for 32 months for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Ariah Stephens, 35, unemployed of Markfold Walk, Newton jailed for five years and eight months for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Errol Terrelonge, 27, unemployed of Claydon Grove, Yardley Wood jailed for three years for supplying crack cocaine.

Christopher Wheatley, 46, unemployed of Charminster Avenue, South Yardley jailed for two years for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Joshua Wilson, 20, unemployed of Trafalgar Road, Moseley jailed for 43 months for supply crack cocaine and possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

Zahid Younis, 27, quality controller of Station Road, Kings Heath jailed for three years and six months for conspiracy to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

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