Drugs gang used safe houses in Luton and Bedford

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A London based drugs gang used safe houses in Luton and Bedford to distribute heroin and crack cocaine through the region.

Ten members of the gang have now been jailed for a combined total of more than 50 years.

The nine men and teenage boy set up a supply chain of the drugs from their London base into Norwich, Ipswich, Luton and Bedford.

Abdi Sugulle, 20, Mahad Hassan, 29, and Harry Levett, 20, lived in executive apartments in Westminster, London Bridge and Kew where they masterminded the elaborate ‘county lines drug supply’.

The gang used expensive hire cars to transport the drugs across the eastern region where they would be supplied to drug dealers.

Head of the group, Sugulle would orchestrate the supply lines from his London base.

The rest of the group were utilised to deliver drugs to further safe houses while also collecting substantial sums of cash.

The Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) conducted a covert investigation into the crime group with support from Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies and the Metropolitan Police. The investigation culminated in the seizure of 36,500 individual wraps of heroin and crack cocaine with an estimated street value of £360,500, an imitation Uzi sub-machine pistol and £61,755 in cash.

All 10 pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.

• Abdi Sugulle, 20, from Southwark, London sentenced to seven and a half years

• Abdi Nurr, 20, from Brentford, London sentenced to six years

• Mahad Hassan, 29, from Plumstead, London - sentenced to six years and four months

• Jama Adam, 25, from Abbeywood, London -sentenced to six and a half years

• Shafic Ali, 27, from Woolwich London sentenced to seven years and three months

• A 16-year-old from London sentenced to a 12-month youth detention and training order

• Ali Haji, 26, from Woolwich, London sentenced to seven years

• Harry Levett, 20, from Brentford, London sentenced to five years

• Spencer Muskia, 19, from Thamesmead, London - sentenced to four years

• Aaron Burnett, 22, from Mitcham, London sentenced to three years