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CrimeBrothers jailed for supply crack cocaine to vulnerable addicts

Brothers jailed for supply crack cocaine to vulnerable addicts

The pair had been under investigation by Greater Manchester Police who tracked their movements using CCTV and phone data.

A warrant at Wigan Lower Road in February, found Mohammed asleep in the bedroom and Meisam on the floor in the living room.

Drug paraphernalia was found along with around £3,226 in cash, stashed in the bathroom, living room and kitchen.

On a search of their vehicles, 185g of cocaine, bags used to package the drugs and digital scales were uncovered and seized.

Police also discovered an iPhone with several messages on the lock screen showing the arrangement of the supply of drugs.

The brothers received sentences for possession with intent to supply and being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

Busy criminals

Detective constable Adam Kay said: “The Abvabi brothers were operating their own drugs supply network by using mobile phones to advertise the sale of crack cocaine to people who suffer from addiction.

“Both men were particularly busy around all of Wigan but also worked alongside criminals in Liverpool, operating their drug lines morning, noon and night.

“Upon their arrests further evidence was seized that proved they were organised criminals and ensured both had no other choice but to plead guilty and await their fate.”

County lines

A county line is the advertisement of illegal drugs via a mobile phone, known as a ‘graft line’, the drugs are then moved by dealers from one area to another as well as to other places across the country.

The organised crime groups exploit vulnerable people who may be disabled or addicted to class A drugs. They do this by moving into their home to use it as a drugs den, often banishing them into one room and left too scared to come out – it is a term referred to as cuckooing.

Children are also a target for criminal networks and are befriended by them, then exploited into dealing and storing drugs and money, as well as firearms.

Drug activity or exploitation of vulnerable people can be reported to police on 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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