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Author:  StuartW [ Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:41 am ]
Post subject:  Glocs driver caught with £10k cannabis five years after jail

More interesting than this perhaps is how he managed to get a badge, and when he got it.

It says he was jailed for 42 months in 2012, so even if he only served two years he would have been out in 2014, hence I've assumed he's been out five years maximum before the offence. If he did serve 42 months then he's just been out a couple of years :-s

And got off pretty lightly sentence-wise :?


Gloucester taxi driver caught with £10,000 of cannabis in the back of his cab 'is not a stranger to the drug world'

https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/n ... 00-3069332

His convictions date back to 2008

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Image: Gloucestershire Live

A Gloucester taxi driver caught with £10,000 worth of cannabis in the back of his cab has narrowly avoided prison.

Imtiaz Panchbhaya, 32, of Falkner Street, Gloucester, pleaded guilty at the Gloucester Crown Court on Friday to possessing the Class B drug with intent to supply and to possession of £100 worth of cocaine.

Police had stopped the defendant on the Shurdington junction of the A417 on May 16, this year, the court was told.

Prosecuting barrister Ian Fenny said: “When police stopped his taxi they found one kilo of cannabis inside a black bag, a small amount of cocaine and £350 in cash.

“The defendant has previous convictions which show that he is not a stranger to the drug world.”

His convictions dated back to 2008 and included possession with intent to supply cannabis, cocaine and heroin, the court heard.

Panchbhaya was jailed for 42 months in 2012 for supplying Class A drugs.

Defending lawyer Sarah Jenkins said: “He used to use Class A drugs himself but he still uses cannabis. However, he is reducing his use.

“He was struggling under the weight of gambling and cannabis debts and he has made a bad error of judgment.”

Ms Jenkins explained that her client was in debt to the tune of £17,000 and would never be able to pay it off from his job as a taxi-driver.

“But he is now seeking professional help to sort out his finances,” said the lawyer.

His Honour Judge Richard Shepherd told him: “You were acting as a courier taking the drugs from one dealer to another. You did this with your eyes wide open.

“What you should realise is that cannabis has a significant detrimental effect on people’s mental health, especially the young.”

Panchbhaya was given a six-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months, ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work and made the subject of a drug rehabilitation requirement for six months.

Author:  edders23 [ Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:53 pm ]
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he should never have got a badge [-X

Author:  rayggb [ Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Glocs driver caught with £10k cannabis five years after

These crims are laughing at British justice

Author:  Sussex [ Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Glocs driver caught with £10k cannabis five years after

edders23 wrote:
he should never have got a badge [-X

Maybe the person, or persons that issued the licensed should be sacked.

Author:  Nidge2 [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Glocs driver caught with £10k cannabis five years after

Working under a different name? This does happen within their community, they've been caught out loads of times but the Councils won't act in fear of the race card being shown.

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