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A gang of four men from Herts, Beds, Northants and London have been jailed for running a drugs dealing business in Bedford.
Abdalla Elbeshir, 23, Mamoun Elbeshir, 19, Kai Lambert, 18, and Alay Kifle, 20, were operating a drug dealing business from a hostel in Rutland Road, Bedford, between 1 May and 15 July, last year, where they exploited vulnerable people.
The crime group was linked to an increase in disorder and violence in the area and are now locked up after a proactive police operation in Bedford.
The Elbeshir brothers, who both pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs, crack cocaine and heroin, but were found guilty in January following a five-day trial.
Abdalla Elbeshir, of St Andrew's Street, Northampton, was sentenced for three years for his controlling and management role in this offence. This was a significantly reduced sentence due to his eight year sentence issued in December for grievous bodily harm relating to a knifepoint robbery. The sentence imposed will run concurrent, totalling 11 years in prison and which together then reflect the true criminality.
Mamoun Elbeshir, of The Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, was sentenced to five years in prison - it was his third drug dealing offence.
Two further men pleaded guilty before the trial. The court heard they were controlled by the Elbeshir brothers to deal drugs for them.
Kai Lambert, of Rutland Road, Bedford, pleaded guilty to 21 counts of supplying class A drugs, both crack cocaine and heroin, and one count of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. He was sentenced to two years and five months in prison.
Alay Kifle, of Woodside Gardens, London, pleaded guilty to five counts of supplying class A drugs, both crack cocaine and heroin, and one count of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. He was also sentenced to two years and five months in prison.
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