Met Police and council teamwork results in jail for White City drug dealers

H&F has been praised by the police for its role in helping identify teenage drug dealers who were blighting White City.

The dealers, some as young as 15, were selling heroin and cocaine, but were arrested following dawn raids after being identified thanks to the help of H&F’s officers.

Many of the young dealers have now appeared in court, with two of them being sentenced last week to more than five years in prison, collectively.

Hammersmith & Fulham Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent Gideon Springer, said: “These jail sentences are all about the great teamwork between the Met Police and H&F Council, as the council’s team helped us identify the criminals. We are all trying to make White City safer.”

Police officers from Hammersmith & Fulham performed 10 dawn raids across the White City estate and Shepherds Bush in July following intelligence gained from the community.

As a result of the raids, Class A and B drugs were seized, along with £24,000 cash.

"These sentences are a clear message that we will not tolerate criminals in Hammersmith & Fulham. We will continue to work closely with local residents and the police to protect our communities, where crimes like this can have a devastating impact," said Cllr Sue Fennimore, H&F Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion.

At Isleworth Crown Court last week, Emmanuel Rokosu, 19, of Richford Street, was sentenced to three years and four months and was given a five-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) after admitting supplying crack cocaine and heroin.

Mustafa Dirrie, 18, from Durban House, had also previously admitted supplying crack cocaine and heroin. He was sentenced to two years, four months.

On 3 September, a 17-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons, was given an 18-month detention and training order after admitting supplying cocaine and heroin.

Last month three other men were sentenced after admitting dealing heroin and crack cocaine.

Lloyd Browne, 18, from Lime Grove, was jailed for two years and six months and received a CBO for five years, police said. Hussain Dualeh, 22, from Mackay House on the White City Estate, was sentenced to two years and nine months’ imprisonment and given a five-year CBO.

And Ismail Abdirahman, 21 from Bentinck House on the White City Estate, was jailed for one year and nine months and also received a CBO for five years.

A 15-year-old boy from the W12 area, who also cannot be named, was given a year’s detention and training order.