Dawn raid on his home was joint operation between two forces
22-year-old Hashim Mohamed. Picture: Surrey Police
April 4, 2023
Details have emerged of a dawn raid on the Acton home of a prolific drug dealer following his recent conviction.
22-year-old Hashim Mohamed was sleeping at his home in Ferguson Drive in August 2020 when officers from Surrey, along with a team from the Met's Operation Orochi County Lines Taskforce, forced entry. They were acting on intelligence received that he was running a drugs supply line.
Hashim was surprised in his bed and officers found a mobile phone under his pillow which was being used to run the ‘Chris’ county line between London and Surrey. Messages on the phone provided evidence of the large-scale organisation and sale of drugs into the Epsom and Leatherhead areas.
Hashim was arrested on suspicion of a number of drug offences and subsequently charged.
Last month at Guildford Crown Court he was sentenced to three years imprisonment for supplying heroin and crack cocaine.
Detective Constable Elliott Abdo, who led the investigation, said, "Drugs can have a devastating impact on local communities and cause a ripple effect of anti-social behaviour, exploitation, violence and linked crimes. Because of this, it is something we take extremely seriously here in Surrey. Proactive policing and intelligence gathering means that if you are part of illegal drug supply activity, you can be reassured that we will catch you."
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