Fishponds teenager dealt crack cocaine and heroin on Bristol streets

October 22 2021
Fishponds teenager dealt crack cocaine and heroin on Bristol streets

A FISHPONDS teenager was one of four people caught selling crack cocaine and heroin in Bristol.

Police saw Zubiar Hassan Hamdi doing a deal with a known drug user, who was then stopped and found to have several wraps of cocaine.

Officers followed 19-year-old Hamdi to an address in Redfield, where they arrested him and Yuvraj Singh, 18, of Lockleaze.

A four-month police Operation Remedy investigation, which concluded in February, found the teenagers were being directed to deal class A drugs by Abdullahi Aden, 27, of St Philip's.

Avon and Somerset police said that when officers raided her home they found her cutting and preparing drugs for sale.

More than £15,000 worth of class A drugs were seized during the operation, in which 26-year-old Nasra Ali, of St Philip's was also arrested after being seen with Aden.

All four admitted a charge of being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin.

At Bristol Crown Court in September Aden was sentenced to four years and three months in prison.

Hamdi was given a two-year suspended sentence, ordered to carry out unpaid work and given a curfew enforced with a tag, while Singh was given a 22-month suspended sentence, with unpaid work and a curfew.

Ali was jailed for 22 months at an earlier hearing.

PC Louise Jones said: "Those involved in the illegal supply of class A drugs such as crack cocaine and heroin are causing untold harm to the communities in which they live.
"We know this issue causes great concern and anxiety within our local communities and we simply won’t tolerate it.

"This was a meticulous operation in which evidence was gathered over a period of several months, which has resulted in four people being convicted – two of whom are now serving prison terms.

"Information provided by the public is always critical to the success of operations like this and we’d encourage people to keep providing information about illegal drug activity they suspect of taking place. We will listen and where there’s sufficient evidence, we will take action."

Picture shows Zubiar Hassan Hamdi (top left), Nasra Ali (top right), Yuvraj Singh (bottom left) and Abdullahi Aden (bottom right)