Croydon drug dealer caught with 2kg of heroin

Omar Raymond Welsh. Pic: Metropolitan Police

Omar Raymond Welsh. Pic: Metropolitan Police

A Croydon drug dealer has been jailed for ten years after Police found him with 2kg of heroin earlier this week.

Omar Raymond Welsh, 37, of Buckmaster Close, pleaded guilty to possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on Monday.

Welsh was caught on 22 August by Metropolitan Police specialist officers who were carrying out a proactive operation near Thorton Heath train station.

Police spotted Welsh, who attempted to run off, discarding the Louis Vuitton bag he was carrying in his escape. He was eventually caught and detained. The bag was also recovered and was found containing four packages of what police believed to be class A drugs.

Welsh was arrested at the scene and the packets were seized and sent to analysis. It was later confirmed that they contained approximately 2kg of heroin.

Welsh was found guilty of a similar criminal charge in 2012, but was later released.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Wagstaff from the Met’s Specialist, Organised and Economic Crime Command, said: “This is an excellent example of our Central Task Force working with local borough police to ensure that intelligence and proactive operations are linked from the highest levels of organised criminality right down to those impacting on local neighbourhoods.

“Welsh is a dangerous and serial offender who has been convicted and sentenced due to the excellent work of the officers from our Central Task Force and Croydon’s Crime Squad.”

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