ON Friday 24th August 2018, officers from Tarian, the Regional Organised Crime Unit, executed a warrant at an address in Pocketts Wharf, Swansea.

Following a search of the property officers found over a kilogram of cocaine and cutting agents along with over £30,000 cash and valuable assets.

Erfan Felix Al-Talal was arrested and charged with possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply and money laundering.

On Monday 24th September 2018 Al-Talal appeared at Swansea Crown Court, where he entered a guilty plea. He was sentenced to nine years imprisonment.

Detective constable Andrew Dabinette from Tarian said: “Such was the strength of the evidence gathered as the result of this warrant Al-Talal had no option but to enter a guilty plea.

“We will continue to target those people who cause the most harm to the communities within our regions.

“This was a successful result for the team and underlines our commitment to targeting every person, despite their perceived status, when their behaviour goes against the majority of law-abiding citizens.

“We will relentlessly pursue offenders, using a range of skills, to ensure that the people who wish to blight our communities with harmful controlled drugs are brought before the courts.”

Anyone with information on drug dealing can contact their local police force on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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