Duo drug dealers caught after ordering room service at Peterborough hotel

Adil Pervez (right) and Kamran Tahir (left)
Adil Pervez (right) and Kamran Tahir (left) were caught after staying at a Peterborough hotel -Credit:Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Two drug dealers who were caught after ordering room service at a Peterborough hotel have been jailed. Kamran Tahir and Adil Pervez stayed at the Dragonfly Hotel in Thorpe Meadows where a member of staff found a set of scales and white powder in their room.

Kamran Tahir, 23, and Adil Pervez, 30, stayed at the Dragonfly Hotel in Thorpe Meadows, Peterborough on December 5 2020. During the stay, Tahir went down to reception to request a drinks order to be taken to his room and a short while later, a member of staff went to deliver the order.

However, when there was no answer when knocking on the door, the member of staff let themselves in the room to leave the drinks. No one was inside the room but there was a set of scales and small bags with white powder on the desk.

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Following the discovery, the police were called and arrived shortly before Tahir and Pervez returned to the hotel. The pair were detained for a search.

Police found £316.50 cash and two mobile phones on Pervez, who gave officers a false name. He was taken to custody where a strip search found a further £310 cash concealed between his buttocks.

Drugs found in the hotel room
Drugs found in the hotel room -Credit:Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Tahir was found to be in possession of a small amount of cocaine, £50 cash, three mobile phones and a hotel key card to the room. In the room, 25 wraps of cocaine worth up to £1,250 were found inside a cigarette packet.

In a later search of Pervez’s home officers found another mobile phone and a box containing 29 used zip-lock bags with remnants of cocaine in them. There was also almost 30g of benzocaine, whilst this is not illegal, it is a common mixing agent for cocaine.

During a search of Tahir’s home, a small amount of cannabis, drugs paraphernalia and two other mobile phones were found. A cigarette packet containing two wraps of cocaine and a small amount of cannabis was also found in his car.

The duo were initially released under investigation while further enquiries were carried out. However, they were later charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine and Tahir was also charged with possession of cannabis.

Drugs found in Tahir's car
Drugs found in Tahir's car -Credit:Cambridgeshire Constabulary

In the meantime, Pervez was sentenced to three years and 11 months in prison for other drug offences after a warrant was carried out at his home on March 31 last year. The warrant which was carried out by the Neighbourhood Support Team uncovered thousands of pounds worth of heroin, cocaine and cannabis.

On Friday( October 28), they both appeared at Peterborough Crown Court where Tahir was sentenced to two years and four months in prison. Pervez was sentenced to two years and ten months, to be served alongside his current sentence.

Detective Constable Mark Clapham, who investigated, said: “The consumption of drugs not only bring harm to individuals, but the related crime, violence and anti-social behaviour brings misery to our communities, which is why it is a priority for the force to disrupt those who think it is okay to sell drugs in Cambridgeshire.”

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