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Police officers convicted of conspiring to supply drugs

22/08/2017

Two police officers who abused their positions to conspire with an organised crime network have been convicted of drugs and misconduct offences.

West Midlands Police constables Wahid Husman, 48, and Tahsib Majid, 36, were convicted of conspiracy to possess drugs with intent to supply, misconduct in public office and conspiracy to steal which involved a plot to use a marked police car to stop a vehicle used by a drugs courier in order to steal the drugs.

Husman pleaded guilty at the start of his trial while Majid was convicted following a two-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court which concluded today (22 August). Majid was also convicted of unlawfully disclosing personal information while Husman admitted a series of conspiracies to commit misconduct in public office by accessing secure police systems for the benefit of drug dealers.

Five other men, who are not police officers, admitted offences including possession of drugs, conspiracy to supply drugs and conspiring with Husman to benefit from his access to sensitive police information.

Anti-corruption investigators arrested both police officers in February 2017. Officers found more than £7,000 in cash in Husman's home and drugs in his shed.

Paul Lodato, from the CPS, said:

"These two men were experienced police officers who abused their position of trust to work with criminal gangs to arrange for the supply of drugs.

"The prosecution built a strong case and in the face of the evidence against him Wahid Husman admitted his guilt, while Tahsib Majid was convicted following trial."

All defendants will be sentenced in due course.

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Notes to Editors

  1. Paul Lodato is a Senior Specialist Prosecutor with the CPS Special Crime Division
  2. Details of charges:
    • Tahsib Majid, 36, was convicted of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office following a trial, conspiracy to possess a Class B drug with intent to supply, conspiracy to steal, conspiracy to possess a Class A drug with intent to supply, unlawful disclosure of public data.
    • Wahid Husman, 48, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office (x4), conspiracy to steal (x2), conspiracy to possess a Class B drug with intent to supply and conspiracy to possess a Class A drug with intent to supply.
    • Akeesh Rasab, 28, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office and possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply.
    • Imaan Haidri, 26, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.
    • Imran Rehman, 42, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, conspiracy to steal (x2), conspiracy to possess a Class B drug with intent to supply and conspiracy to possess a Class A drug with intent to supply.
    • Aasam Qayum, 29, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, conspiracy to steal (x2), conspiracy to possess a Class B drug with intent to supply and conspiracy to possess a Class A drug with intent to supply.
    • Shahzad Mushtaq, 42, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office and possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply (x2).
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