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A 41-year-old man from South Acton has been jailed for five years for his part in gang supplying crystal meth.

Hamid Babakhan of Park Road North had been found guilty of conspiracy to supply a Class A drug. He was sentenced at the same time as two other men, Hossein Rahimi from Brook Green and Reza Naami but received a longer sentence than his co-accused.

Hamid Babakhan
Hamid Babakhan

All three men were sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on Monday, 25 September having pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.

On Tuesday, 25 April, officers from the London Crime Squad executed a drugs warrant at Babakhan’s home in a residential block on Park Road North.

Babakhan was present when officers discovered a large amount of methylamphetamine, also known as ‘crystal meth’. The flat appeared to be used for the production of the drug which is the same as that produced by Walter White in the Netflix TV series Breaking Bad.

He was arrested on suspicion of producing a controlled drug and possession with intent to supply controlled Class A and Class B drugs arrested and taken to Acton police station.

Officers stopped Rahimi on Friday, 16 June in West Row, Ladbroke Grove, as part of the same investigation. He was arrested and also taken to Acton police station. On the same day, officers executed another drugs warrant at an address in North Kensington and found Naaimi inside before arresting him.

On Saturday, 17 June, Rahimi was charged with producing a Class A controlled drug, possession with intent to supply a controlled drug and possession of criminal property. On the same day, Naaimi was charged with possession with intent to supply a controlled drug.

However the original charges for all three were amended following a plea bargain.

Detective Sergeant Damian Hill, of the Met’s London Crime Squad, who led the investigation, said, “We are pleased to have secured sentences for these men that reflect the seriousness of the crimes they committed.

“Babakhan, Rahimi and Naaimi were involved the supply of drugs that cause misery for the local community. This serves as a warning to anyone involved in drug-related offending that the Met will find them and bring them to justice.”

September 25, 2017


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