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Ex-GMP cop jailed after growing cannabis at his home

Hemayat Enayat Photo: GMP

An ex-GMP police officer who was operating a cannabis farm from his home has been jailed.

Hemayat Enayat from Salford also accessed police systems for the benefit of the gang. In November 2015, Greater Manchester Police’s Anti-Corruption Unit launched an investigation into Enayat, who was a PC on the Trafford Division, after concerns into his activities came to light. In February officers executed warrants in Salford, Moss Side, and South Manchester and seized cannabis with a street value of £26,000, cash, hydroponic growing equipment and drug dealing paraphernalia.

The court heard how Enayat and a number of other men had been cultivating the cannabis in his house with the intention of selling it for a large profit.

Hemayat Enayat, Salford, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to produce cannabis and conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office at an earlier hearing. He was sentenced to four years in prison.

Demaine Cousins, Rico Richards, Dean Barker Credit: GMP

Rico Richards, Dean Barker and Demaine Cousins all from Moss Side were jailed for their part in the crime. Rudi Chuwen was ordered to do 180 hours of unpaid community work.

"The criminal enterprise jailed today was actively involved in growing cannabis, which thankfully hasn’t made its way onto the streets of Greater Manchester.

“Enayat was a key player in this group, allowing his house to be used for criminal activities, and he abused his position and the trust placed in him as a police officer for criminal gains.

“GMP expects the very highest standards of all its officers and staff. They should be honest and act with integrity and should not compromise or abuse their position.

“We are appalled by the actions of this officer, who has allowed his greed to get the better of him."

– Deputy Chief Constable Ian Pilling