Three London dealers jailed for selling drugs in Clacton
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Three north London drug dealers who were supplying drugs in Clacton have been jailed for a total of more than five years.
Mohammed Omar, Ahmed Abdalla and Dylan Jenkins were each jailed for 21 months at Chelmsford Crown Court following an investigation by detectives from Operation Saturn, a team at Essex Police set up to tackle gang-related violence and drug dealing in the north of Essex.
Each of the men initially denied the charges against them but changed their pleas at the start of their trials.
Abdalla, 19, and Mohammed Omar, 24, were arrested in Orwell Road, Clacton, on June 25 last year when they were spotted jumping out of a window at the back of a property.
The men tried to discard 95 wraps of heroin and 62 wraps of crack cocaine they were carrying but officers spotted the class A drugs and arrested the pair.
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Abdalla, of Antill Road, London was arrested again less than three weeks’ later on July 13 alongside Dylan Jenkins, 20, when officers were called to reports of a disturbance in Dudley Road in the town.
On this occasion Abdalla was found to be carrying 56 wraps of class A drugs and more than £1,000 in cash while Jenkins, of Quinta Drive, Barnet, had a mobile phone used to arrange drug deals.
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Jenkins was then arrested for a second time on Marine Parade East, also Clacton, on September 17 when he was found carrying a quantity of cocaine he had been planning to supply to an addict.
Omar, of Sunningfields, London, pleaded guilty two charges of possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine, while Abdalla admitted possession with intent to supply heroin and being concerned in the supply of cocaine.
Jenkins admitted possession with intent to supply cocaine, being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and possession of a class B drug. He also admitted breaching an anti-social behaviour order.
All three men were sentenced on Monday. Each will serve 21 months at a young offenders’ institution.
Detective sergeant Andy Stott, of Operation Saturn, said: “This demonstrates the commitment from Essex Police to targeting those who are travelling from London to prey on vulnerable people in our county.
“These arrests were made as a result of uniformed officers being vigilant and aware of the on-going trend in Clacton of London males taking over vulnerable people’s addresses.
“That, combined with the work and expertise of the Op Saturn team, has seen three drug dealers who were operating a profitable drug line into Clacton removed from our streets.”
A fourth man, Ahmed Khayre, 19, of no fixed address has been charged with being concerned in the supply of cocaine and diamorphine and is due to appear in court next week.