Jailed West Yorkshire drug dealer ordered to pay £9,000 over crack cocaine and heroin found in his bedroom

A heroin and crack cocaine dealer who was caught with large amounts of class A drugs in his bedroom has been ordered to pay more than £9,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Sunday, 6th June 2021, 4:45 pm

Mobusher Ahmed, 27, from Westtown, Dewsbury, was sentenced to five years and six months in December last year after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply drugs including heroin and crack cocaine and money laundering.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police’s Kirklees Programme Precision raided his home in July 2020 and found heroin valued at just under £39,000 and crack cocaine worth £21,000 as well as £10,160 in cash.

He was arrested a few days after the operation and remanded in custody after being charged with drug and money laundering offences.

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Leeds Crown Court

The operation to catch Ahmed was one of a series of investigations carried out by Programme Precision which is the force’s ongoing initiative to combat organised crime.

Precision officers are embedded within each district of West Yorkshire and work with colleagues to investigate all manner of organised crime including county lines-style offending.

A confiscation hearing was heard at Leeds Crown Court on Friday (June 6).

The court heard Ahmed had benefited by £56,902 as a result of his offending and has £9,572 available to be seized.

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After Ahmed's sentencing hearing, Detective Inspector Di Johnson of the Kirklees Programme Precision Team said: “We welcome the sentencing of Mobusher Ahmed who has been heavily involved in drugs crime both in Dewsbury and in wider West Yorkshire.

“Officers located tens of thousands of pounds worth of drugs and cash in his bedroom.

“The amount of evidence recovered and meticulous enquiries by the investigation team allowed officers and CPS colleagues to build a substantial criminal case against him, resulting in his guilty plea.”

“Through Programme Precision the force works with working together with local, national and international partners to fully penetrate and then pull apart organised crime networks, targeting those involved at every level.

“We are working to make West Yorkshire a hostile environment for criminals such as Ahmed and continue to appeal for anyone who has information about drugs crime in their communities to contact us.

“Information about drugs offending can be given to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”