Custom House dealer jailed for possessing £630k of drugs

Fitim Selimi

Fitim Selimi - Credit: MPS

An unemployed man who used his Custom House flat for mixing and storing Class A drugs has been jailed for eight years.

Some of the recovered drugs

Some of the recovered drugs - Credit: MPS

Fitim Selimi, who lived in Adriatic Apartments, Western Gateway, was found to have 13.5kg of cocaine, worth £607,5000 and 993 grams of heroin, worth £28,000, in his flat when officers searched it on June 10, 2015.

The 28-year-old had already fled his flat but had left behind the drugs, as well as £93,305 and €351,605 in cash, all of which was seized.

Selimi was found to have fled the country but returned prior to an arrest warrant being issued and was arrested on Wednesday, January 6 as he arrived at Luton Airport.

He appeared at Kingston Crown Court on Wednesday, February 3 where he admitted possessing heroin and cocaine with intent to supply and to possessing criminal property.

Cash found in Selimi's flat

Cash found in Selimi's flat - Credit: MPS

On Friday last week, he was sentenced to eight years for each of the drugs offences and five years for possessing the money, to run concurrently.

Det Con Duncan Jennings said: “I am delighted with the sentencing in this case; it sends out a clear message to those that think supplying Class A drugs is a way to earn a living.

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“The impact on the people of London is severe and this has been reflected in this sentence.”