Source: United Kingdom London Metropolitan Police
Violent Crime Taskforce officers have secured a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) against a prolific drug dealer as part of an operation to tackle drug dealing and violent crime around Ladbroke Grove and the Harrow Road area of Westminster.
Khaled Musa, 22, (05.05.98), of Drayford Close, Westminster was issued with a five year Criminal Behaviour Order on Friday, 18 December, at Southwark Crown Court, where he was also sentenced to three years’ imprisonment.
He previously pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A and Class B drugs on 28 October 2020.
The Criminal Behaviour Order will last for five years and will restrict him from:
1. Having in his possession or control, in any place, more than one mobile telephone handset and that telephone must be registered in his name on www.immobilise.com website.
2. Having in his possession or control, in any place, more than one SIM card and that SIM card must be registered in his name on www.immobilise.com website.
3. Carrying any knives or bladed articles in any public place in England or Wales, whether or not the knife or bladed article is of such description that would infringe the Criminal Law.
4. Using abusive, insulting, threatening or intimidating language or behaviour towards any person, within the sight or hearing of any person, not of the same household as himself.
Officers from the Violent Crime Taskforce worked to build an evidential picture demonstrating Musa’s persistent offending.
A warrant was executed at Musa’s home address on 28 August 2020 and he was subsequently arrested on 1 September 2020.
If he breaches any of the elements of the order on release from prison, he will be arrested and liable to serve further prison time.
Detective Constable Ray Sekalongo of the Violent Crime Taskforce Investigation Team said: “CBOs are another tactic we can use as part of our continued efforts to reduce consistent criminality.
“This drug dealing was persistent and was having a knock-on effect on violent crime in these areas, causing misery to many who live there.
“This investigation was developed from local intelligence which was crucial in us building a picture of Musa’s criminal behaviour, and I would urge anyone with information on drug dealing and violence to let us know so that we can act on it.”w
We would like to hear from anyone who has information about crime, those who carry a weapon, or those who exploit others for gain or revenge, while putting young people’s lives at risk.
Community intelligence can be used to great effect to not only detect but also prevent crime, to keep London safe and save young lives. If you don’t want to speak to the police, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They are a totally independent charity and you will remain 100% anonymous – they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or the device you use. Alternatively, visit their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.
If you are worried about someone you suspect may be carrying a knife or other weapon, advice and support is also available through organisations including Knife Free https://www.knifefree.co.uk/get-help-support/ and Fearless: https://www.fearless.org/en