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Judge gives £490 seized from Peterborough drug dealer to Women’s Aid

Najib appeared at Cambridge Crown Court today Friday (15 December)

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A judge ordered that £490 in cash seized from the bedroom of a Peterborough drug dealer should be donated to Women’s Aid. £3,500 worth of cocaine the dealer threw from his bedroom window has been destroyed.

Alqasim Najib, 27, was arrested at his home in Salaam Court, Millfield, Peterborough, on 14 July 2020 after neighbourhood policing officers carried out a drugs warrant.

Upon police forcing entry to the home, a package which was later found to contain 70 bags of cocaine was thrown from an upstairs bedroom window, with it landing on a porch roof.

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Officers tried to enter the bedroom, but the door had been locked from the inside.

Alqasim Najib, 27, with photos of the cocaine bags that landed on the roof after he threw them from his bedroom window when police came calling.

Alqasim Najib, 27, with photos of the cocaine bags that landed on the roof after he threw them from his bedroom window when police came calling.

After forcing entry, Najib was found inside it, along with £490 in cash, Najib’s driving licence and a bank card hidden inside a pillowcase.

Four mobile phones were seized from the room which were later found to contain messages related to drug dealing.

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A second man, 30-year-old Kaeser Ahmed, was also arrested at the address and later charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine, which he denied in court and the charge was later dropped.

Najib appeared at Cambridge Crown Court today Friday (15 December) where he was sentenced to three years and one month in prison after previously admitting possession with intent to supply cocaine.

The judge ordered the £490 in cash seized from his bedroom to be donated to Women’s Aid.

PC Joshua Crown, who investigated, said: “This warrant was carried out following intelligence gathering by our officers and receiving concerns from the community about drug dealing in the area.

“Najib panicked and tried to hide evidence linking him to dealing cocaine, however his attempts failed, and we have been able to secure the evidence needed which ultimately gave him little option but to admit the offence.”

Anyone with information or concerns about drugs can report to police online via the dedicated drugs information webpage.

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