Two men plead guilty to running a county line in Swindon
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Two men have pleaded guilty to drugs offences after being caught running a county line between Bournemouth and Swindon.
Omar Tablieh, 20, of Tregonwell Road, Bournemouth, and David Mbugua, 22, of King Edward Street, Slough, admitted being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin, with both men regularly making trips to Swindon to sell Class A drugs.
Police enquiries into a Class A drug supply in Swindon led officers to travel to Bournemouth on May 31, where they found Tablieh and Mbugua in a hotel room in possession of crack cocaine and heroin, as well as cash and burner style phones.
Both men were arrested, charged and remanded in custody. Tablieh was also charged with possession of an offensive weapon in a private place.
Tablieh and Mbugua pleaded guilty on June 30 and July 14 respectively.
They are due to be sentenced on August 21.
PC Dan Chaventre, now part of the Force’s new burglary unit, said: “Creating Safer Public Spaces is a force priority and clamping down on county lines in Swindon and across the county is an integral part of that.
“A proactive and targeted investigation into Class A drugs lines in Swindon led to the arrests of these two drug dealers and I’m pleased that they have now pleaded guilty.
“Drugs cause untold harm in our communities and prey on the most vulnerable members of society.
“Wiltshire Police will always proactively look to tackle those who exploit the vulnerable within our communities and run county lines into Wiltshire.”