SWANSEA DRUG DEALER WITH CONCEALED SHOTGUN JAILED FOR OVER EIGHT YEARS
A drug dealer is starting an eight-year jail term after a warrant at his address uncovered a stash of Class A drugs, thousands of pounds in cash and a shotgun stored in his vehicle.
Officers from the priority policing team and armed response unit raided an address occupied by Abdul Moshin on Trawler Road, Swansea on October the 24th.
Cocaine, heroin and cannabis, readily wrapped for sale, were found alongside weighing scales and other drug-related paraphernalia, and four mobile phones.
As officers searched the address, 29-year-old Moshin attempted to dispose of some of the drugs, as well as a set of car keys, which led officers to a Peugeot parked nearby.
A search of the vehicle uncovered a shotgun wrapped in a blanket on the back seat.
At Swansea Crown Court, Moshin was convicted of possessing a firearm, possession of crack cocaine with the intent to supply, possession of heroin with the intent to supply, and possession of cannabis with the intent to supply.
He was sentenced to eight years and two months imprisonment.
Detective Sergeant Mark Kayes of Swansea Priority Policing team said:
“Moshin is one of a number of dealers operating within Swansea and Neath Port Talbot who believe that they are untouchable.
“Sentences such as this one handed down to him send out a message to others involved in the sale of illegal drugs that it is only a matter of time until we catch up with them.
“I would urge anyone with any information, suspicions or concerns about drugs in their community to report it to police. Warrants such as the one executed at Abdul Moshin’s home are often carried out as a direct result of information provided by the public, so no matter how insignificant it may seem, please do keep reporting.”
Anyone with any information should contact 101, or 999 in an emergency. Crimestoppers can also be contacted completely anonymously on 0800 555 111.