THREE men have been sentenced to a total of 28 years after one of them was caught with 1.37 kilos of cocaine that one had swallowed.
Fanah Adan, Cabdulrahman Hashim and Masood Shasky were sentenced at Huntingdon Crown Court on Wednesday, December 15, following a successful operation by the Thames Valley Police Serious and Organised Crime Unit.
The trio pleaded guilty to a number of charges, including being concerned in the fraudulent evasion of a prohibition on the importation of a class A drug between April 20 and May 10 and supplying a controlled drug of class A, namely crack cocaine, on various dates.
Adan and Hashim were arrested by officers from Serious Organised Crime Unit – SOCU – at Heathrow on June 6, where they were awaiting the arrival of Shasky. When he arrived he was arrested by UK Border Agency officers.
Acting SOCU detective inspector, Rachel Turner, said: “All three have been given substantial prison sentences and other criminals should be aware that SOCU are dedicated to targeting drug dealers.”