Look at what we’ve got here; this September, a number of young people were sentenced for supplying category A drugs. The type of sentence possession with intent to supply carries for category A drugs? The maximum sentence is life. Now take a look at the sentences handed down to these young drug dealers.
Police said the raids, which saw 165 officers storming properties, followed concerns, information and intelligence gathered from the community by the local policing team, and resulted in class A and B drugs and £24,000 cash being seized.
On Tuesday (September 8), police said, Emmanuel Rokosu and Mustafa Dirrie were sentenced at Islesworth Crown Court for dealing class A drugs.
Rokosu, 19, from Richford Street, was jailed for three years and four months and received a five-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) for supplying crack cocaine and heroin, police said. He had pleaded guilty at a previous hearing at the same court.
Police said Dirrie, 18, from Durban House on the White City Estate, was sentenced to two years and four months in prison for supplying crack cocaine and heroin, and also received a five-year CBO, after previously pleading guilty at the crown court.
Their sentencing follows a number of others that had taken place earlier, the Met said.
On September 3, a 17-year-old boy from east London appeared at Isleworth Crown Courtfor supplying crack cocaine and heroin, police said. He pleaded guilty and received an 18-month detention and training order.
And on August 11, police added, three men were sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court for dealing heroin and cocaine, having already pleaded guilty.
Eighteen-year-old Lloyd Browne, from Lime Grove, was jailed for two years and six months and received a CBO for five years, police said. Hussain Dualeh, 22, from Mackay House on the White City Estate, was sentenced to two years and nine months’ imprisonment and given a five-year CBO. And Ismail Abdirahman, 21 from Bentinck House on the White City Estate, was jailed for one year and nine months and also received a CBO for five years.
A day earlier (on August 10), a 15-year-old boy from the W12 area – who cannot be named for legal reasons – appeared at Hammersmith Youth Court where he pleaded guilty to supplying crack cocaine and heroin and received a year’s detention and training order, the Met added.
Chief Superintendent Gideon Springer, Hammersmith & Fulham Borough Commander, said: “We have recognised criminal activity in the form of drug dealing and associated violence in White City which has stemmed from gang-related activity.”
Would this be the same gang activity giving rise to the routine sexual exploitation of female gang members via rape and retaliatory rape, the killing of innocent bystanders by knives flashed in anger & retaliatory gun attacks that have gone wrong? Would this be the same gang activity that has blighted so many London based communities, increasing the incidence of street robbery and burglaries carried out by the drug addicted?
Detective Sergeant Awad Yasser, from Hammersmith & Fulham CID, said: “The sentences delivered are an example to those who choose to concern themselves in destroying communities and taking advantage of vulnerable residents by dealing drugs.”
Well they certainly are that! An example of why dealing drugs is worth it, twenty four months at the most in prison and it’s back to business as usual, the state simply doesn’t care enough to punish you correctly, and the police nowadays simply can’t afford to care enough………cuts have consequences.