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Two men convicted of drug offences following investigation by British Transport Police - Ilford

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Two men have been convicted of drug offences following an investigation by British Transport Police.
Operation Parish was a multi-agency operation between British Transport Police (BTP), Metropolitan Police (MPS) and Redbridge Council to tackle drug crime and anti social behavior in and around Ilford station. 
Kelvis Locaj, 20, of no fixed abode and Abdul Boota, 18, of Fairlop Road, Leytonstone were arrested by British Transport Police officers in September last year following an early morning drugs raid.
The men had been put under surveillance by BTP officers from February 2016 until their arrest in September 2016.
Locaj was convicted of conspiring to supply heroin, cocaine and cannabis.

Boota was convicted of conspiracy to supply heroin and cannabis.

Both men will be sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on 24 March.

Aleem Khan, 27, of Kensington Gardens, Ilford was found not guilty half way through the three week trial.

Xhefri Keta, 30, of Elderfield Road, Hackney and Edison Capa, 19, of Ingerbourne Road Rainham were acquitted of the charges.

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