Jail for Somerset County Lines supply
A man has been jailed at Taunton Crown Court today (Monday 6 December). Khalid Mirghani admitted to supplying class A drugs in Somerset. Mirghani, of Dormers Rise, Ealing was sentenced to five years and six months imprisonment. He pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine and heroin.
An additional criminal behaviour order was granted. This prevents the 26-year-old from visiting Somerset and carrying more than £50 in cash on his person.
The charges followed a joint investigation by Avon and Somerset and the Metropolitan Police. They disrupted a County Line operation which supplied over 1.6kg of class A drugs in Somerset last year. The drugs had a street value of around £160,000.
Speaking after the conviction, DS Jonathan Atkin said: “County Lines continues to be a significant national problem. It often involves the exploitation of vulnerable individuals to perpetuate the supply of illegal drugs . This causes harm to our communities. This conviction and sentence today is the result of hard work and dedication by investigating officer PC Jessie Vallance with support from Operation Remedy officers, working alongside the Metropolitan Police Service Operation Orochi.“