Jail for drug-dealing duo from Huntingdon who were snared by eagle-eyed CCTV operators

Adnan Mir

Adnan Mir - Credit: Archant

A pair of drug dealers from Huntingdon have been jailed for two-and-a-half years each.

Farkhan Bahadur

Farkhan Bahadur - Credit: Archant

Adnan Mir, 21, of Coneygear Road, in Hartford, and Farkhan Bahadur, 21, of Sallowbush Road, in Huntingdon, were both arrested on September 11 in Huntingdon after they were seen on CCTV dealing drugs.

CCTV operators witnessed the pair, who were parked up in a silver Volkswagen Golf, exchanging what was believed to be drugs and cash with a man on a bicycle. This was called through to police who immediately deployed officers to the scene and arrested them.

On searching the vehicle officers discovered a total of nine mobile phones, over £100 in cash and various drugs including cannabis cigarettes and wraps of white substances which were later identified as crack cocaine and heroin with a street value of about £280.

The following day they were both charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, specifically crack cocaine and heroin.

They both pleaded guilty to the charges on October 10 at Peterborough Crown Court and on Tuesday (November 7) were sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for each offence, to run concurrently, at the same court.

Detective Constable Tom Nuttall said: “We work hard to prevent and catch people bringing and dealing drugs into Cambridgeshire, which is known as ‘county lines’.

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“Mir and Bahadur had no regards towards their local community as they were caught dealing these harmful substances during the middle of the day, near to local shops and a nursery.

“They have brought and caused a lot of harm to the area and through persistence from the local policing team they now have two-and-a-half years to think about their actions.”