Jailed: Limehouse drug dealers caught with cocaine and heroin worth £2.5m

Ibrahim Miah, left, and Samsul Ali. Picture Credit: National Crime Agency

Ibrahim Miah, left, and Samsul Ali. Picture Credit: National Crime Agency - Credit: Archant

Two Limehouse drug dealers who were caught with cocaine and heroin with a street value of £2.5million have been jailed for 15 years each.

Andrea Kidd was jailed for six years. Picture Credit: National Crime Agency

Andrea Kidd was jailed for six years. Picture Credit: National Crime Agency - Credit: Archant

Ibrahim Miah, 25, of Coltman Street, and Samsul Ali, 26, of Aston Street, were caught with a total of 28 kilos of the class A drugs in a joint operation by the National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Service’s Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).

Blackfriars Crown Court heard the pair and Andrea Kidd, 49, from Milton Keynes, went to ‘extreme’ measures to avoid detection by having pre-planned meetings to distribute the drugs in an area that was being heavily developed.

Drugs were found at an address in Stepney. Picture Credit: National Crime Agency

Drugs were found at an address in Stepney. Picture Credit: National Crime Agency - Credit: Archant

Miah even dressed as a construction worker at times.

When all three were arrested officers found seven kilos of cocaine in Kidd’s car after watching Miah and Ali place a bag there.

The cocaine found in Kidd's car. Picture Credit: National Crime Agency

The cocaine found in Kidd's car. Picture Credit: National Crime Agency - Credit: Archant


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A further 21 kilos of cocaine and heroin were recovered when officers searched premises in Stepney linked to Miah and Ali.

Last week at Blackfriars Crown Court all three were convicted of supplying class A drugs and jailed.

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Kidd received a six year sentence.

DI Steve Miles from the Organised Crime Partnership (OCP) said: “These three went to extreme lengths to stay under the radar when they distributed their drugs.

“The seizure of this significant amount of drugs has taken away a revenue stream that I am sure would have funded further criminality and harmed the communities of London”.

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