A drug dealer has been found guilty following a patrol operation by the Tactical Firearms Unit (TFU) in Brighton.
Fiorent Muharremi caught the attention of officers while riding as a passenger in a taxi through the Clifton Road and Clifton Hill area on Wednesday, February 7. Muharremi exited the taxi after a brief 100-meter journey, prompting suspicion.
Undercover officers then approached and conducted a search, during which they discovered cash along with 30 bags of class A and B drugs. Muharremi was subsequently detained on charges of intent to supply class A and B drugs.
After a thorough inquiry by Brighton CID, 20-year-old Muharremi, employed as a car valet and without a permanent residence, was formally accused of intending to supply class A drugs and possession with intent to supply class B drugs.
During his appearance at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on February 8, Muharremi pled guilty to both counts and was taken into custody pending further proceedings.
TFU Inspector Oli Fisher said: “Our highly-trained officers conduct a variety of duties above and beyond armed response, and regularly carry out patrols to assist our colleagues across the force.
“This includes proactive operations to help disrupt the supply of drugs, which cause so much harm in our communities.”
Muharremi will appear for sentencing at Lewes Crown Court on March 7.