'Dead Body' Leads Police to Local Drug Dealer

Incorrect tip results in discovery of 22 large bags of cannabis


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Police broke into a flat in Brentford after a tip-off that there was a dead body inside. In the event they found 22 bags of cannabis leading to the conviction of a local drug dealer.

A member of the public had phoned them to say he saw a man lifting heavy boxes into Bridgeman House and that he believed that there was a dead body inside.

The police received the call on the morning of Monday 20 July and went to the location to investigate. After repeated knocking, voices were heard from inside but the occupants would not answer the door to police despite officers identifying themselves. As there was a possibility of a dead body being on the premises police were able to force entry into the flat.

As the police officers searched the flat they found three large boxes in the bedroom measuring approximately two feet high by three foot wide. Inside the boxes officers found 22 large vacuum pack bags of herbal cannabis weighing 12.5KG worth £32,000.

As a result Sohail Amir, 21, of Bridgeman House, Pump House Crescent, Brentford appeared on Friday 21 August at Isleworth Crown Court.

He received a suspended sentence and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply cannabis.

Detective Constable Dan Whitehead from Hounslow CID said, "Although the initial call proved to be thankfully incorrect it did lead police to uncovering a large quantity of herbal cannabis worth £32,000.

"If it was not for a vigilant member of the public we may not have uncovered the cannabis. Amir sought to make money by dealing drugs. We will do all we can to bring drugs suppliers to justice and keep Hounslow safe."

August 27, 2015

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