Drug dealing pair caught out by Cambridge letting agent
Two drug dealers have been jailed after they were caught out by a Cambridge letting agent.
Staff from a letting agency were carrying out routine checks of a property in Homerton Street in November 2017 when they spotted a carrier bag of white powder inside the fridge.
Police were called and found cocaine worth £20,000, as well as £1,890 in cash and a small amount of cannabis.
During the search, 30-year-old Youssef Zahiri unlocked the front door and was arrested after he was found with two mobile phones and £1,440 in cash.
Documents within the flat revealed the tenant was Labeeb Baksh and he too was arrested at his other home in Woodcock Close, Impington.
Zahiri, of Walpole Road, and 31-year-old Baksh were jailed for five and six years respectively at Cambridge Crown Court on Thursday (August 26) after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine and cannabis.
Detective Constable Louisa Abbott said: “This case shows what an important part businesses and communities can play in bringing people to justice.”
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