UK: Zim drug dealer jailed for pushing heroin, cocaine

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By Staff Reporter

UNITED Kingdom: A man originally from Zimbabwe has been jailed for dealing in Class A drugs.

Tatenda Masawi, 25, of Bilston, Wolverhampton was sentenced this Monday at Shrewsbury Crown Court.

He was jailed for three and a half years for being in possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply and for a firearms offence.

He was also banned from driving, which will come into force upon his release from prison.

Court heard that he had been driving without a valid license or insurance. A can of CS gas was also found within the vehicle

Officers involved in the ‘County Line’ operation investigate offences involving drugs being trafficked from large cities to smaller towns.

Using telephone evidence, police demonstrated that Masawi had gone to Bridgnorth, in Shropshire, from the West Midlands to distribute drugs.

Detective Sergeant Andrew Chatting said: “County lines drug dealers often target the most vulnerable members of our community; we are committed to protecting these people and bringing those responsible to justice.

“We continue to receive the support of the communities in those areas, especially in respect of information provided by local residents leading to the arrest and conviction of people determined to continue to sell drugs.”