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WATCH: Police win their own version of ‘The Chase’ to catch drug dealer

Ali was carrying crack cocaine and heroin worth £2,670

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A Peterborough based drug dealer was caught in Cambridge after a dramatic chase by police that was caught on their body worn video which also showed the offender biting the arm of one of the arresting officers. Mohammed Ali was later shown to have been a prolific drug dealer in the city – following his arrest one of his phones rang 75 times.

The 22-year-old was arrested in Cambridge on April 13 last year after he was seen carrying out a suspected drug dealer in Petersfield Gardens.

Ali was carrying crack cocaine and heroin worth £2,670 as well as £1,500 in cash and two mobile phones.

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Mohammed Ali (left) after being caught by police in Cambridge and (right) custody photo

Mohammed Ali (left) and the drugs recovered by police

He attempted to run from police and bit one of the officers on the arm as he was being arrested.

One of the phones rang 75 times after his arrest and investigations revealed it was used to operate the ‘Cobi’ drugs line between 12 February and 13 April 2023.

Officers searched his home in Swanspool, Peterborough, where they found a further £3,310 in cash as well as other drug paraphernalia.

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At Huntingdon Law Courts on Friday (19 April), Ali, was sentenced to three years in prison.

He previously pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin, being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine.

He also pleaded guilty to possession of criminal property, possession of cannabis and assault an emergency worker.

PC Ollie Hagen, from the Southern Neighbourhood Support Team, said: “Ali originally claimed he was being forced to sell drugs, but the evidence demonstrated he was operating a class A drug enterprise in Cambridge.

He would travel from Peterborough and send hundreds of messages to vulnerable drug users advertising crack cocaine and heroin for sale and then pocket the cash.”

 

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