Three men have been arrested and sentenced to almost 20 years of imprisonment following a proactive drug operation in Tower Hamlets, Hackney, and Islington. The men have been found guilty of running the ‘Ice’ drugs line between December 2021 and June 2022.
Shumon Miah, 25, of Arrow Road, Tower Hamlets, was sentenced to seven years in prison for conspiracy to supply crack-cocaine, conspiracy to supply heroin, and possession of criminal property. Nasir Ahmed, 24, of Killick Way, Tower Hamlets, was sentenced to seven and a half years for conspiracy to supply crack-cocaine, conspiracy to supply heroin, and possession of criminal property. Shuhan Ahmed, 24, of Stepney Way, Tower Hamlets, was sentenced to five years and three months for conspiracy to supply crack-cocaine and conspiracy to supply heroin.
The arrests and convictions were part of ‘Operation Continuum’, a partnership operation between the police and Tower Hamlets Council aimed at tackling drug crime in the borough. The three were found guilty following a five-week trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court in January and February.
Lutfur Rahman, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “Drugs ruin people’s lives and we are determined to disrupt the drugs supply in our borough.
“I am very pleased the courts have handed out jail sentences for these perpetrators to send a strong and clear message that we do not tolerate drugs being sold in our borough.”
Detective Chief Inspector Sean Lyons, from the Central East BCU, said: “Central East Police are committed to helping all people affected by violence and, by association, the use and supply of drugs, that is linked to violent crime.
“We will continue work with communities and partners from the borough, along with those from across London, balancing the need for diversion, treatment and support, with enforcement.
“The link between the supply of drugs and violence that blights communities is very clear and the more we can do to disrupt these operations and put those responsible before the courts, then the better for the communities of London.”