A gang of county line drug dealers have been jailed for a total of over 15 years by South Wales Police’s Operation Sceptre team.
Police stopped a vehicle in Gors Avenue, Swansea in August last year and following an investigation by the proactive policing team all four occupants pleaded guilty and have been sentenced for possession with intent to supply to Class A drugs.
- Omar Abdi, aged 28 from Hillingdon was sentenced to 5 and a half years.
- Osman Ishmail, aged 35 from Mount Pleasant received a 4 year sentence.
- Marc Cairns, aged 44 from Clydach was sentenced to 3 and a half years.
- Ian Morris, aged 43 from Clydach was jailed for 2 years and four months.
Detective Inspector Marc Gardner said: “Disruption of the drug dealing and enforcement remains central to tackling county lines and criminality with the ultimate aim to make South Wales a hostile environment for organised crime groups, preventing all forms of harm associated with these gangs.
“Our officers daily take proactive action and we have designated plain clothes in our communities with the key aim of disrupting and tackling drug dealers and organised criminals who target the most vulnerable members of our community.
“If you suspect drug dealing is taking place or you are concerned that a young person or vulnerable adult may have been targeted by an organised crime group, please tell us. You don’t have to be certain, just concerned.
“Call us on 101 or if you prefer you can contact Crimestoppers to report anonymously – online or by calling 0800 555 111. If someone is in immediate danger or a crime is taking place you should always dial 999.”