Birmingham drugs gang who had 'customer hotline' jailed for 47 years
Six members of a Birmingham-based drugs gang who offered a 'hotline' to customers have been jailed for a total of 47 years.
The group supplied hard drugs to addicts in Worcestershire and Humberside and were identified following a lengthy joint investigation by West Mercia and Warwickshire Police .
They were arrested and charged with a total of 16 counts of supplying Class A and Class B drugs, including cocaine, heroin and amphetamines.
Four of the men pleaded guilty at hearings in August and September 2015 and January 2016.
The remaining two gang members denied the charges but were found guilty following a trial at Worcester Crown Court.
Ringleader Mohamoud Ahmed, 24, of Melton Drive, Edgbaston, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for conspiracy to supply cocaine, conspiracy to supply heroin and conspiracy to supply MCAT.
Right-hand man Majid Jamjamle, 23, of Rodney Close, Ladywood , was jailed for 11 years on the same charges.
Both had denied the offences.
Fellow gang member Liban Mohammed, 22, of Pineapple Grove, Stirchley, admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin and MCAT. He was sentenced to six years in prison.
Abdirhaman Mohammed Hussain, 20, of Guild Close, Ladywood, was jailed for seven years after admitting conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin and MCAT.
Tariq Noormohammed, 35, of Freer Road, Aston, admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin. He was jailed for eight and a half years, reduced to five years for an early guilty plea.
Mohammed Ismael Abdullah, 28, of Endwood Court Road, Handsworth Wood, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin and was jailed for three years and four months.
Judge HHJ Jukes said the gang operated a well-organised business involving hire of cars, dedicated drugs lines and group texts.
He said the operation was a commercial enterprise involving substantial sums of cash, run by Mohamoud Ahmed who showed contempt for the law with Majid Jamjamle acting as his right hand man. They fought the case in the face of overwhelming evidence and sought to shift the blame on to other members of gang.
Det Insp Carl Moore, senior investigating officer, said: “The defendants in this case were involved in the supply of extremely harmful controlled drugs. Their only concern was for their own financial gain.”