13th Aug, 2020

Pair who dealt class A drugs in Malvern jailed for ten years

TWO MEN who were found guilty of dealing drugs in Malvern have been jailed for more than ten years.

Rubel Miah, 32, from Taunton Road, Birmingham, and Usman Shazad, 26, from Brantford Road, Birmingham, were part of a county lines drug-dealing.

County lines is when dealers come from cities to deal drugs in rural areas.

The pair were found guilty at Worcester Crown Court in February of conspiring to sell class A drugs in the town on June 23, 2018.

They were stopped by police officers in North Malvern Road and were found in possession of a number of mobile phones, cash and heroin.

During the course of the investigation it was discovered that they had also travelled to Malvern on a number of previous occasions.

Last Friday Miah was jailed for five years and eight months and Usman Shazad was sentenced to five years in prison.

Sgt Tandy from West Mercia Police welcomed the sentences.

He said: “The drugs that the pair were supplying to Malvern was a well-established line that we believe had been ongoing for some time.

“We are determined to shut down county lines networks and this investigation is testament to that commitment.”

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