West Midlands Police Officers Convicted of Drug Offences

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Two West Midlands police officers have been found guilty of drugs and misconduct offences after plotting to steal and sell drugs.

West Midlands Police Force added that five other men had also been arrested and had admitted a number of offences on 7th August following the investigation.

Wahid Husman, 48, and Tahsib Majid, 36, two Birmingham-based police officers, used their roles to conspire to steal quantities of Class A and B drugs, the force said.

On 7th August, Husman admitted drugs and misconduct offences.

After a two-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court, Majid was convicted on Tuesday.

Reportedly, the two men plotted to use a marked police car to stop a drug courier and rob him of his consignment of thousands of pounds worth of contraband.

The officers, both based at Perry Barr police station, intended to sell the drugs they stole to an organised crime network to distribute to its street dealers.

Tahsbi Majid had previously been awarded a police medal in 2009 for his contribution in controlling a crowd of thousands of excited fans during a Christmas Lights Switch with boy band JLS that descended into chaos leaving several people with crush injuries.

The two police officers were arrested in February earlier this year when officers found more than £7,000 in cash in Husman’s home as well as drugs in his shed.

The force said that Husman accessed police computer systems to provide a number of criminal associated with information, while Majid committed a Data Protection offence on behalf of an associate.

Led by the force’s counter corruption unit, a surveillance operation captured the men talking about drug dealing on duty and conspiring with criminal associates to steal the consignment of illegal drugs destined for Birmingham.

An investigation revealed that Husman had begun accessing police computer systems as far back as 2011, according to police, when he started to feed intelligence and information to some of his co-accused.

Louisa Rolfe, Deputy Chief Constable, said after the hearing, “Today’s court result reflects our determination to weed out any corruption within the force. This is an exceptional case and, thankfully, such serious criminal corruption is very rare. These officers brazenly abused their positions and carried out their offending while on duty. They let down their colleagues, friends and families but, fundamentally, the communities served by West Midlands Police.

“I would concur with the judge’s comments that they have disgraced the uniform.

“This investigation is an example of the brilliant and complex work of our counter corruption unit. Let me be clear: if you are corrupt we will track you down and you will face prosecution,” she added.

“There is absolutely no place in policing for those who abuse the trust placed in us by the public.”

“We expect the highest standards of those who work in the organisation and the vast majority of officers and staff uphold these high standards. It is devastating for hard working and committed officers when they are so let down by a colleague.

“There is absolutely no hiding place in West Midlands Police for corrupt officers,” she said.

A list of the convictions:

  • PC Tahsib Majid, 36, of Millfields Road, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham: Convicted on 22 August of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office, two counts of conspiracy to steal, two counts of conspiracy to possess drugs with intent to supply, unlawful disclosure of personal data
  • PC Wahid Husman, 48, of Washwood Heath Road, Washwood Heath, Birmingham: Admitted four counts of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office, two counts of conspiracy to steal, conspiracy to possess Class A drugs with intent to supply, conspiracy to possess Class B drugs with intent to supply
  • Imran Rehman, 42, of Talbot Street, Derby: Admitted conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office, two counts of conspiracy to steal, conspiracy to possess class A drugs with intent to supply, conspiracy to possess class B drugs with intent to supply
  • Asam Qayum, 29, of Alderson Road, Birmingham, admitted conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office, conspiracy to steal, conspiracy to possess class A drugs with intent to supply, conspiracy to possess class B drugs with intent to supply
  • Shahzad Mushtaq, 42, of Morley Road, Ward End, Birmingham, admitted conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office, two counts of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply
  • Akeesh Rasab, 27, of Watson Road, Alum Rock, Birmingham, admitted conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office, possession of class B drugs with intent to supply
  • Imaan Haidri, 26, of Bromfield Close, Birmingham, admitted conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office
  • A 37-year-old woman who was also charged in connection with the investigation but proceedings were discontinued by the CPS later

All the defendants are due to be sentenced in October.

 

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