Newham drug dealer sentenced for heroin stash

By Rob Virtue on March 7, 2012 5:07 PM |

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A drug dealer who was found with 49 wraps of heroin and a shotgun which police believe was available for use by an east London gang has been jailed for 10 years.

Officers stopped Jeffrey Anamo, 21, of Hameway in East Ham, while he was in possession of the loaded gun, cartridges and police body armour in Woolwich Manor Way, Beckton.

A search of his home found the wraps of heroin.

The police were part of the Met's Central Task Force targetting gang members when they swooped on August 3 last year.

Anamo pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm and the drugs, with intent to supply, and was sentenced at Inner London Crown Court on Tuesday.

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Detective Inspector Colin Stephenson said: "This gun was destined to be used by criminal gangs on the streets of London.

"The Met is committed to reducing violence carried out by gangs within the Metropolis.

"I have no doubt by seizing this loaded firearm, our officers have prevented murders or serious injuries to others."

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