Medway towns’ county lines drug dealer jailed

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A London dealer who operated a drug network in the Medway towns has been sentenced to five years two months’ imprisonment. Tamer Bodur of Claydown Mews, Woolwich was found to be in possession of class A drugs, a large amount of cash, several knives and a CS gas canister following a police raid of his home in October 2019. The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin, possession of a CS gas canister and possession of criminal property. He was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday 29 November 2019.

Following an investigation into county lines drug dealing networks being operated from London, Kent Police officers executed a warrant at Bodur’s address on the morning of Thursday 24 October. Bodur was discovered in his bedroom and an extensive search of the property was carried out. Two mobile phones containing data linked to county lines deals were seized alongside £5,300 in cash found in a shoebox. A plastic container of heroin, 53 wraps of heroin, a large amount crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia was also found. The drugs had a total street value of up to £3,320. Several large knives and two imitation firearms were recovered from Bodur’s bedroom and a CS gas canister was discovered next to the front door of the property.

Officer in charge of the case, DC Terry Hanlon of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: ‘Bodur thought he was safe co-ordinate a drug dealing network in Medway from his bedroom in London, however our officers are relentless in their approach to tracking down dealers and putting them behind bars. This sentence sends a clear message that we will continue to target those who believe they can come into the county and attempt to sell drugs to the vulnerable people in our communities.’