Nasir Hussain (left) and Mohammed Adil Khan (right) were found guilty of drug related offences (Credit Herts Police)

Two men have been jailed for more than eight years after being involved in the supply cocaine.

Mohammed Adil Khan, 28, of Durban Road west, Watford, was working as a private hire taxi driver when he used his vehicle to transport drugs worth around £10,000.

The second man, Nasir Hussain, 25, of Hagden Lane, Watford, was in control of several mobile phones or 'lines' which were used to sell drugs to an established customer base in Luton.

Both men played a part in a conspiracy to supply cocaine from Watford into the Luton area.

They were part of an organised crime group and were arrested following an investigation as part of Operation Relentless by Hertfordshire Constabulary's Covert Investigations Unit.

The men had pleaded not guilty but were found guilty of drug related offences after appearing at St Albans Crown Court on August 29.

Detective Chief Inspector Tracy Pemberton, from Hertfordshire Constabulary's Serious and Organised Crime Unit, said: "These convictions are the result of a long term investigation into the supply of drugs in Watford and other areas, we have made great progress in disrupting established drug supply networks in the area.

"Due to extensive covert work and intelligence we have gathered we have been able to make several key arrests, which has made a significant impact on the supply of drugs in Hertfordshire.

"Operation Relentless is Hertfordshire Constabulary's response to the on-going threat from organised criminal gangs. These groups pose a threat to local communities and the force is committed to identifying and relentlessly pursuing individuals and networks involved in serious and organised crime.

"As part of this work, we depend on information from members of the community to help us crack down on drug-related crime. Any information you can provide, no matter how small it may seem, could help us to identify and apprehend drug dealers."

* Mohammed Adil Khan, 28, of Durban Road west, Watford, was found guilty of conspiracy to supply class A drugs (cocaine) and sentenced to two years and nine months in prison

* Nasir Hussain, 25, Hagden Lane, Watford was found guilty of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and sentenced to six years in prison.

Suspected drugs use can be reported via the police non-emergency number 101. If a crime is in progress, always dial 999.

Alternatively, anyone stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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