County Lines Gang Members Biography
After police found a suspicious deal taking place in a car in Swansea, a county line drug gang was thrown behind bars for 21 years. Katie Day of Alder Road, West Cross, was found to have 19 wraps of Class A narcotics in her hand when she was behind the wheel when it was spotted by police.
After finding more drugs hidden away in the vehicle, police, from the Operation Sceptre squad, ended up arresting all four people inside the car. A week later, in another car belonging to the group, which was packed with heroin and crack cocaine, the local community police team found another drug shipment.
Katie Day is 37 years old, Mohammed Farrah is 29 years, Bile Mohamud is 30 years old and Bilie Yorke Ovington is 25 years old.
Following a massive probe by the Priority Police Unit, the four were convicted of drug offenses at Swansea Crown Court, their crimes dating back to October 2019.
A three-year sentence on two counts of conspiracy to distribute Class A drugs during the hearing was given to Day, who changed her plea to guilty. Mohammed Farrah, of Richmond, was served nine years on two counts of Class A drug supply, while Bile Mohamud, of no fixed abode, was served six years on two counts of Class A drug supply.
Farrah and Mohamud pleaded not guilty to the convictions And Bilie Yorke Ovington of Hounslow, who pleaded guilty was given a three-year term, for two counts of being concerned in the supplied Class A drugs.
Sergeant Richard George, from the police priority unit, said: “Disruption of drug dealing and enforcement remains central to tackling county lines criminality with the ultimate aim to make South Wales a hostile environment for organised crime groups, preventing all forms of harm associated with these gangs.
“We are also working together with partner agencies to identify and protect the vulnerable people that urban gangs are exploiting to extend their drug dealing enterprise.
“We all have a role to play in keeping our local areas safe from drug dealing, and associated gang exploitation and violence and I urge the community to support us in eradicating this problem.
“If you suspect drug dealing is taking place or you are concerned that a young person or vulnerable adult may have been targeted by an organised crime group, please tell us. You don’t have to be certain, just concerned.
“Call us on 101 or if you prefer you can contact Crimestoppers to report anonymously – online or by calling 0800 555 111.
“If someone is in immediate danger or a crime is taking place you should always dial 999.”