Six men charged with Class A drug trafficking in Brighton

Six men have been charged with supplying Class A drugs after police seized more than £30,000 worth of illegal substances.

Officers saw a man acting suspiciously near Richmond Place in Brighton in the early hours of November 30.

The man was arrested near St Peter’s Church and arrested and seen discarding a garbage bag which contained about 100 packets of Class A drugs.

Two keys linked to an address nearby were also found in his possession.

A search of the property saw police find five men inside, as well as over £30,000 worth of Class A drugs, over £10,000 worth of cash and equipment linked to the manufacture of drugs.

All six men involved were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the supply of Class A (cocaine and heroin) and Class B (cannabis) drugs.

They were then charged and remanded in custody pending trial on January 5.

The six accused are:

  • Ismael Abduselam, 26, of no fixed abode
  • Arber Gjidia, 24, of no fixed abode
  • Clirim Kukaj, 29, from Valence Drive, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire
  • Maekhele Mokenen, 20, from Thornton Road, Croydon
  • Mohamed Rafik, 20, from Beech Gardens, Ealing
  • Yaanan Reid, 23, of no fixed address

Detective Inspector Dee Wells of the Brighton and Hove Community Investigation Team said: “Drugs have no place on our streets and we will continue to target the dealers who are spreading them in our city.

“People who deal in drugs do so with no regard for the devastation they wreak on our communities, and seizures of these substances have prevented them from reaching vulnerable users.

“Our commitment to disrupting drug supplies, catching offenders and protecting vulnerable people remains unwavering.” Six men charged with Class A drug trafficking in Brighton

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