A "corrupt" former police officer who planned drug deals while working for one of the country's largest forces has been jailed.An investigation found that PC Nabeel Khan sold class B drugs to the public while still employed by South Yorkshire Police.
Khan, 25, was under investigation by anti-corruption officers when a stop-and-search found he had more than £400 in cannabis as well as cash and a "burner" mobile phone hidden in his car in February last year.
He was arrested immediately suspended. Analysis of his phone found he had been arranging drug deals while on duty.
Deputy Chief Constable Tim Forber said: "Nabeel Khan was a corrupt officer who abused the trust and confidence placed in him as a police officer to deal drugs on our city’s streets and has no place in policing. I’m sorry that he ever found a place here."Khan was sentenced at Grimsby Crown Court after pleading guilty to two counts of supplying cannabis between March 2020 and February 2021 and one count of possession.
He was jailed for two years.Steve Noonan, director of major investigations at the Independent Office for Police Conduct, said: "This officer’s behaviour was audacious, corrupt and criminal. His actions were a complete betrayal of public trust and confidence and have no place in policing.“This investigation has now resulted in a conviction and lengthy sentence for former PC Khan. It sends a clear signal to police officers who engage in corrupt activity that they will be caught, and they can expect to pay a high price for their crimes.Following his suspension from the force, Khan was dismissed by South Yorkshire Police for misconduct.
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