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Drug dealer sentenced – Welwyn Garden City

5 May 2021
  • Saeb Aboray, aged 26, of Harbet Road, Paddington, appeared at St Albans Crown Court on Thursday 22 April

  • He was sentenced to a total of five years, seven months and five days in prison

  • Chief Inspector Simon Mason has urged the public to get in touch if they have information about drug dealing

A drug dealer who was stopped by police in Welwyn Garden City has been sentenced to over five years in prison.

Saeb Aboray, aged 26, of Harbet Road, Paddington, appeared at St Albans Crown Court on Thursday 22 April where he was sentenced to a total of five years, seven months and five days in prison.

Police had stopped Aboray in Woodhall Parade, Cole Green Lane, on Thursday 4 March and arrested him on suspicion of possession of class A drugs (heroin) with intent to supply. Another man was also arrested at the scene and will appear for trial at St Albans Crown Court on Monday 25 October*.

In addition to the custodial sentence, Aboray has been ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £190. Cash totalling £540 has also been seized along with a mobile phone which will be destroyed.

Welwyn Hatfield Chief Inspector Simon Mason said: “I hope this result sends a strong message that we will not tolerate drug dealing in Welwyn Hatfield. The impact that drug dealing has on the local community cannot be underestimated and we remain committed to tackling the problem.

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

You can report information online (opens in a new window) or speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat (opens in a new window) or call the non-emergency number 101.

If the crime is in progress call 999 straight away.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form (opens in a new window).

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*Ivan Radics, aged 50, of no fixed abode, has been charged with possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and driving without insurance.

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