Jail for drug dealers who operated a drug line between London and Cardiff.
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Two men who operated a drugs line in Cardiff, taking advantage of vulnerable people, have admitted being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin.
Sultan Ismail, of Caerau, Cardiff, and Abdilgader Yasin, of Pimlico, London, were arrested by the South Wales Police Organised Crime Unit, assisted by colleagues from the Metropolitan Police.
The pair operated the ‘Banks drugs line’ throughout Cardiff. They took over the addresses of vulnerable drug users to supply from and instructed them to deal on their behalf.
But their enterprise came to end when they were arrested in March 2023.
They were sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday, June 23.
Yasin, 37, admitted his role in managing the drug line, preparing street deals, and reloading his ‘runners’. Evidence in the case also showed him making regular journeys back and forth to London by train to re-load his supply. He was sentenced to 54 months.
Ismail, 30, admitted holding the line whilst Yasin was away in London as well directing runners to conduct deals. He was sentenced to 49 months.
They were given 25% discount for guilty pleas.
This case is just one example of how our Organised Crime Unit in Cardiff is tackling drug dealing in the community.
We can, and regularly do, act upon the information provided to us by the public, so please keep it coming.
Anyone with suspicions or information about illegal drug supply is urged to contact us.