Alert PCSO who smelt cannabis when walking past unlocked and uninsured car led to £120,000 of drugs being seized
PUBLISHED: 16:53 20 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:53 20 July 2018
An alert PCSO who smelt cannabis as he walked past an unlocked and uninsured car led to a massive drugs seizure.
More than £120,000 worth of cannabis and cocaine was discovered in the Mitsubishi 4x4 parked outside a Cambridge house.
Maroof Rahman, 30, of Golding Road, Cambridge, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs and possession of criminal property at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday (20 July).
The court heard how in April this year a PCSO walked past the car, a Mitsubishi 4x4, in the parking area of Golding Road and smelt cannabis.
Officers attended and searched the car and found 140 bags of cannabis worth £43,000.
The car was registered to a property in Golding Road where officers found Rahman and arrested him for possession with intent to supply class B drugs.
A search of the house found more than 3g of cocaine, with a street value of £250, just over £3,900 in cash and the keys to the Mitsubishi and an Audi A5 Quattro.
The Audi was searched and 34g of cocaine with a street value of £2,700 was seized as well as £769 in cash.
Both cars were forensically examined and a further kilo of uncut cocaine with a street value of £80,000 and cannabis resin valued at £2,000 was found in the Mitsubishi.
Yesterday Rahman was sentenced to six years and nine months imprisonment.
Sergeant Paul Street said: “The quantity of drugs in Rahman’s possession demonstrated that he was dealing.
“This sentence is a reminder that we will relentlessly pursue those in the business of selling drugs.”
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