Drug dealer who supplied large quantity of cocaine to Northants jailed for 10 years
A 31-year-old man who supplied large quantities of cocaine in Northamptonshire has been sentenced to 10 years in jail.
Ali Amin, was convicted of conspiracy to supply a class A drug on Friday following a four-day trial at Aylesbury Crown Court.
A Thames Valley Police investigation found Amin, of Bletchley, to have conspired with others to supply large quantities of cocaine between December 5, 2012 and May 15, 2013.
He was arrested on December 10, 2013 and was charged with the offence on the same day.
The conviction and sentencing of Amin follows a complex investigation by Thames Valley Police into a large-scale conspiracy to supply cocaine.
In January 2014 six men and one woman were sentenced to a total of more than 50 years’ in prison at Aylesbury Crown Court following a combined result of an operation carried out by Thames Valley Police officers in Milton Keynes and Northampton.
A further four men received subsequent custodial sentences as part of the conspiracy.
On May 15, 2013 a warrant was carried out by officers from Milton Keynes at a property in Godwin Close where they recovered one kilogram of high purity (over 80 per cent) cocaine, a cocaine pressing machine, one kilogram of the cutting agent benzocaine, tick lists with customer details and an adapted handgun with ammunition.
On the August 2, 2013 warrants were undertaken in Northampton, Milton Keynes, Harlow and London. Several individuals were arrested and police recovered another kilogram of cocaine and approximately £45,000 in cash from an address in Lyndsay Avenue, Northampton.
Det Insp Bruce Riddell, leading the operation, said: “Amin’s conviction is the last in what has been a challenging and lengthy investigation by Thames Valley Police’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit into a conspiracy to supply cocaine .
“This Milton Keynes based drugs conspiracy, which is one of the largest the Force has disrupted, was led by Michael Mullen who previously pleaded guilty and received 10 years imprisonment.
“The defendant Amin was found guilty unanimously by the jury for his part in supplying a kilo of high quality cocaine to Mullen’s organised crime group.
“I believe this latest sentence sends out a message to those who are part of organised crime groups that, with the help of those in our communities, we will find out who you are and will be relentless in our efforts to pursue and disrupt illegal activities.”