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Dealer caught after leaving drugs in his unlocked car is jailed

Maroof Rahman Credit: Cambs Police
Police found a kilo of uncut cocaine with a street value of £80,000 Credit: Cambs Police

A drug dealer who left more than £120,000 worth of cannabis and cocaine in his unlocked and uninsured car has been jailed for almost seven years.

Maroof Rahman, 30, of Golding Road, Cambridge, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs and possession of criminal property at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday (20 July).

The court heard how in April this year a PCSO walked past the car, a Mitsubishi 4x4, in the parking area of Golding Road and smelt cannabis.

Officers attended and searched the car and found 140 bags of cannabis worth £43,000.

Found in the Mitsubishi: 140 bags of cannabis worth £43,000 Credit: Cambs Police

The car was registered to a property in Golding Road where officers found Rahman and arrested him for possession with intent to supply class B drugs.

A search of the house found more than 3g of cocaine, with a street value of £250, just over £3,900 in cash and the keys to the Mitsubishi and an Audi A5 Quattro.

The Audi was searched and 34g of cocaine with a street value of £2,700 was seized as well as £769 in cash.

Police seized £769 in cash. Credit: Cambs Police

Rahman was sentenced to six years and nine months in jail.

The quantity of drugs in Rahman’s possession demonstrated that he was dealing. “This sentence is a reminder that we will relentlessly pursue those in the business of selling drugs.”

– Sergeant Paul Street