Four men charged after drugs raids in Burnley

Four men have been charged with drugs offences after police raided homes in Burnley yesterday (July 28).

Wednesday, 29th July 2020, 8:52 am
Updated Wednesday, 29th July 2020, 9:04 am

Officers raided two homes where a 'significant amount' of cocaine was discovered, with the Class A drug already bagged ready for sale on the streets.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and taken into custody.

Officers also obtained additional evidence relating to two other men who were arrested in April on suspicion of possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

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Four men have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs following raids in Burnley yesterday (July 28)

The men had been arrested following a stop and search, but had been released under investigation.

But after finding new evidence yesterday morning, officers with Pendle Task Force re-arrested the two men on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

The four arrested men are:

- Asim Hafeez, 20, from Nelson, is charged with conspiracy to supply a class A controlled drug

- Zohaib Hussain, 26, from Burnley, is charged with conspiracy to supply a class A controlled drug

- Asad Hussain, 24, from Burnley, is charged with conspiracy to supply a class A controlled drug

- Mohammed Boota, 63, from Burnley, is charged with conspiracy to supply a class A controlled drug

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A spokesman for Burnley and Padiham Police said: "Back in April this year two males were arrested. These two males were released under investigation and the Pendle Task Force conducted further enquiries in regards to this incident.

"After obtaining additional evidence yesterday morning the same two males were further arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A.

"Following house searches, two other males were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A, following a discovery of a significant amount of cocaine which was prepared ready for distribution.

"Officers have worked tirelessly throughout the day and night and the Crown Prosecution Service has authorised charges for all four persons.

"We will continue to target people who are involved in organised crime which has a significant impact on the community."