A man has been jailed for six years after being convicted of drug offences relating to a suspected County Line operating from London into Hampshire
Mohammed Warsame, 22, of Voltaire Court, Battersea, London, was arrested in London as part of a proactive drugs investigation into a County Line being run from the capital into Aldershot and Farnborough.
Officers seized a large quantity of cash and mobile phones during the arrest.
Warsame was charged and later convicted of being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine, as well as possessing criminal property following a trial at Winchester Crown Court.
He was sentenced to six years in prison at the same court on Tuesday 22 February.
PC Pete Kurton, from the Eastern Proactive Investigations team, said: “I am pleased with this sentence and hope it sends out a strong message to drug dealers that offences of this kind will not be tolerated in Hampshire.
“If dealers try and set up a network in any part of the county, we will work relentlessly to find them and bring them before the courts.
“We are actively working to disrupt County Lines drug dealing and our aim is to prevent the exploitation of vulnerable people.
“Violence is linked to drugs and this is why we are tackling and disrupting the supply of drugs coming into the county.
“It is vital that we keep working to reduce violent crime and keep people safe.”