Drug Dealers jailed.
Monday 22nd September 2014 @ 08:30 by Anna Fletcher



Two men from Tameside are among a group of six men jailed as part of an operation to rid the region’s streets of anti-social behaviour.

Greater Manchester Police’s Operation Mandera was set up in 2013 to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime, including drug misuse, in the city’s Piccadilly Gardens.

All six men were sentenced at Manchester Crown Court.

The two Tamesiders were Saloum Jeng and Kristuff Tyrell.
Jeng, 39, of Broadbent Avenue, Dukinfield, had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to nine counts of supplying drugs and was sentenced to 16 months in prison and a Criminal Anti-Social Behaviour Order, which excludes him from Piccadilly Gardens for two years.

Kristuff Tyrell, 21, of Edge Lane, Droylsden, had also pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possession with intent to supply and supplying drugs and was sentenced to 20 months in prison.

The other four from other parts of Greater Manchester were also jailed for periods of between eight and 20 months with one also being issued with a CRASBO.

Inspector Phil Spurgeon, city centre lead for neighbourhood
policing in Piccadilly Gardens, said: “The city centre neighbourhood policing team have worked tirelessly over the last 18 months to tackle anti-social behaviour and drug dealing in and around Piccadilly Gardens.

“These sentences underline our commitment to tackle the long-standing issue of street drug dealing in the Piccadilly Gardens.

“We particularly welcome the issuing of CRASBOs, as well as custodial sentences, which should give the affected community some respite.

“I would like to thank the people of Manchester who continue to
provide us with information in
order to help in our fight against drug dealing.

“We remain committed to rooting this problem out and today’s result should serve as a warning to those who continue to deal drugs on our streets.”