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Almost £250,000 worth of drugs seized at Nottingham house

Nearly a quarter of a million pounds worth of drugs were seized during a police raid that led to a large-scale supplier being put behind bars.

Rajan Dabb was behind a conspiracy that involved wholesale quantities of Class A and Class B drugs being bought and sold and bulk amounts of cannabis also being imported from abroad.

The 29-year-old was eventually exposed after officers carrying out a warrant at Dabb’s home spotted him standing over a toilet trying to flush his drugs away – next to a large block of cocaine on the bathroom floor.

These wouldn’t be the only discoveries made during the surprise sting on 9 March 2023 however, as large quantities of heroin, crack cocaine, cannabis, MDMA and more cocaine were found across the house as well.

In total a selection of drugs with a street value of more than £236,000 were discovered inside the property in Haydn Road, Sherwood, as well as large quantities of cash, following the warrant on 9 March 2023.

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As part of this, around 870 grams of cocaine and crack cocaine, 125 grams of heroin and 250 grams of MDMA were seized.

More than 12 kilos of cannabis were also found in the house, which came to the attention of the police after Border Force officers intercepted several packages intended for that address on 5 December 2022 and then 3 January 2023.

Eleven packages were seized in total – all of which contained vacuum-sealed bags packed full of cannabis with a combined weight of more than 2.5 kilos.

At that point, a plan was put in place to execute a warrant at the address featured on all the packages, which ultimately resulted in Dabb being caught red-handed by officers.

He also tried to hide multiple phones that he had in his possession, which were later accessed by police and provided evidence of Dabb’s involvement in the wholesale supply of Class A and Class B drugs between November 2022 and March 2023.

The messages showed the quantities of drugs being supplied as ranging from street level one-gram deals to more sizeable deals of multiple ounces, including the purchase of a kilo of cocaine for £27,000.

Dabb was charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs, possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs, possession with intent to supply Class B drugs, being concerned in the importation of Class B drugs, and possession of criminal property.

Having pleaded guilty to the charges, Dabb, of Haydn Road, Sherwood, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Thursday (7 September).

He was sentenced to nine years and nine months in prison.

Detective Sergeant James Hirst, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“Rajan Dabb was behind a criminal conspiracy that saw wholesale amounts of Class A and Class B drugs bought and sold across Nottingham and other areas for several months.

“As part of this, he also imported large quantities of cannabis from abroad and arranged for the drugs parcels to be delivered to his home address that were all labelled with multiple made-up names.

“This practice ultimately led us straight to his address, where we caught him trying to flush some of his drugs away, before our officers then seized large quantities of drugs worth hundreds of thousands of pounds from within those same walls.

“Dabb knew exactly what he was doing when he chose to break the law by supplying drugs for his own monetary gain, so we’re pleased to see that he’s now facing the consequences of his actions.”

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