Zephyr operation disrupts £11,000 drugs operation

News / June 08

Three people have been jailed for a total of 88 months for drug offences following a Zephyr investigation, which thwarted an £11,000 drugs operation.

Three people have been jailed for a total of 88 months for drug offences following a Zephyr investigation, which thwarted an £11,000 drugs operation.

 

And another person has been given an 18 month sentence, suspended for 18 months.

 

Op Darwin was an investigation by Zephyr, the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit, into a conspiracy by a Bournemouth-based organised crime group, to supply heroin.

 

In June 2016 Nile Burke from Bristol contacted Rashid Jbilou in Bounremouth, who would arrange the sale of heroin to Burke.

 

On 24 June Sofian Brozi, who also lived in Bournemouth attended a property in Purbeck Road in the coastal resort. When he left he had a white plastic bag containing heroin. He got in the back of a car, which had driven from Bristol (carrying Roxanne Gayle and Nile Burke). He got out moments later and the car drove off.

 

It was stopped shortly afterwards by officers who discovered Gayle and Burke with 111gms of heroin, with a street value of £11,100.

 

The following month Brozi was arrested and searched his home and the property in Purbeck Road. Cocaine, heroin, MDMA and ketamin were seized. It was established that the Purbeck Road property was being used to store and prepare the drugs for onward sale.

 

Jbilou, Brozi, Burke and Gayle were all subsequently charged and admitted conspiracy to supply heroin. Brozi also admitted to possession with intent to supply drugs.

 

Rashied Jbilou, aged 41 years of West Hill Road, Bournemouth, was jailed for 36 months.

 

Nile Burke, aged 24 years of Pennyroyal Grove, Stapleton, Bristol, was given a 32 month sentence.

 

Sofian Brozi, aged 30 years of Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, was jailed for 20 months

 

Roxanne Gayle, aged 24 years of Ryeleaze, Shirehampton in Bristol was jailed for 18 months (suspended for 18 months) but is also required to complete 180 hours of unpaid work during the coming 12 months.

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