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Man jailed for the part he played in Cuckooing

Posted on 27th July 2018
Zachary Bambra 31.08.90

Yesterday (Thursday, July 26) Zachary Bambra who is 27-years-old and from Nottingham was sentenced to 40 months in jail for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

On June 27, 2018 officers received intelligence that drugs were being supplied from a property on Woodland Road in Swadlincote.

Our officers attended the address and discovered that drugs were being supplied from the address and that the property had been cuckooed.

Cuckooing is when a property is taken over by criminals for the sole purpose of dealing drugs from there. The property is very often occupied by a vulnerable person that the criminals threaten whilst they turn it into a ‘drugs’ den’.

Zachary Bambra was found in possession of cash, cocaine, heroin, cannabis and three mobile phones.

He was sentenced at Derby Crown Court.

Detective Sergeant Scott McDermott from the Pro-active Unit in Derby said: “This sentence shows that we will take all intelligence received relating to this type of crime seriously and that justice will be sought.

“Cuckooing is an increasing issue in small towns across the country and we are taking a pro-active approach to tackle this in Derbyshire.”

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