Dealer caught offering drugs to police on DLR

By Rob Virtue on February 21, 2013 2:33 PM |

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A drug dealer's luck ran out when he tried to sell cocaine to two plain clothes police on the Docklands Light Railway.

Aminur Rahman, 18, of Tunnan Leys in Beckton, was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Tuesday to two years in a young offenders' institute after pleading guilty with intent to supply a Class A drug.

He was caught on July 13 last year at around 7.20pm when the officers were patrolling Beckton DLR station. Rahman nodded at one of them and when the officer nodded back, Rahman said "do you want some stuff" before holding out a bag of cocaine hydrochloride.

He was arrested and found in possession of the drugs, worth just £10, and £220 in cash. His mobile phone showed reference to Rahman supplying drugs. Images on the phone also showed large quantities of cash on the floor and a large box of cannabis.

Speaking after the sentencing, Detective Constable Lawrence Murphy, the investigating officer, said: "I hope his sentence sends a warning to others that carrying or dealing drugs on the transport network is not acceptable.

"BTP carries out regular operations, including the use of detection dogs, to catch those carrying illegal substances on trains and in stations."