Drug peddler jailed for cocaine and heroin dealing in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 08:03 30 January 2019

Zamir Akram has been jailed for dealing cocaine and heroin in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Herts Police

Zamir Akram has been jailed for dealing cocaine and heroin in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Herts Police

Herts Police

A drug dealer is behind bars after he was found with large amounts of crack cocaine and heroin in Welwyn Garden City.

Zamir Akram, of Kent Street in East London, had 31 wraps of crack cocaine and 41 wraps of heroin when police caught him on October 17 last year.

At St Albans Crown Court on December 18, he pleaded guilty to being in possession of controlled Class A drugs with intent to supply, and was given two sentences of two years, to run concurrently.

Detective Constable Ben Dransfield, who investigated, said: “Hertfordshire Constabulary is committed to keeping communities safe from drug dealing and associated criminality.

“I hope that this sentencing sends a clear message to those who wish to sell drugs.

“Reports from members of the public make a real difference to our investigations and I would urge anyone who suspects drugs activity in their local area to please continue to report it to us.

“Any information you provide could be the missing jigsaw piece which will lead us to catching an offender.”

In a later trial on January 24 this year, Akram was also at Maidstone Crown Court for an earlier offence, where he pleaded not guilty to being concerned in supplying crack cocaine and heroin in London in November 2017.

He was found guilty and given two five-year sentences, to run concurrently.

As the sentences of the two trials will run consecutively, and Akram is slated to serve a total of seven years.

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