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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:40 pm 
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This has been reported elsewhere as a 'Brighton taxi'/'Brighton taxi driver', but not clear whether he's actually a Brighton-badged driver, or whether it's actually a taxi.

So this is the official Sussex Police press release, which could be read either way. But I'm sure someone on here will know the nitty gritty 8-[


Man charged with drug offence after vehicle stop in Brighton

https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/susse ... -brighton/

A man has been remanded in custody after being arrested and charged with a drug offence in Brighton.

Officers from the Specialist Enforcement Unit (SEU) stopped a taxi driving suspiciously in Lewes Road at 8.30pm on Saturday (September 25).

After a suspect was searched, 30 bags of cocaine were found.

Lumture Spahiu, 27, of no fixed address, was charged with possessing a class A drug with intent to supply and appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday (September 27).

He was remanded in custody and will next appear before Lewes Crown Court on October 25.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:04 pm 
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Lumture Spahiu, 27, of no fixed address, was charged with possessing a class A drug with intent to supply and appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday (September 27).


:-k not one of those Ubers that sleep in their car is he ?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:21 pm 
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Officers from the Specialist Enforcement Unit (SEU) stopped a taxi driving suspiciously...

One of them, eh? :?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:23 pm 
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Uber - No

B&H licensed - Yes

Hackney - Yes

On a circuit - No

One-off - Most certainly not [-(

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:57 pm 
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Can you get a HC Licence with no fixed address?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:12 pm 
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Chris the Fish wrote:
Can you get a HC Licence with no fixed address?


No


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:33 pm 
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I did know, it was meant to be rhetorical.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:19 pm 
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heathcote wrote:
Chris the Fish wrote:
Can you get a HC Licence with no fixed address?


No

Correct, but maybe, just maybe, people who are alleged to carry and deal loads and loads of drugs don't always tell the police the truth. :-s

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:05 am 
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Perhaps checking the DVLA or HCDL of a suspect (later convicted) Driver is technically too difficult for the Police or CPS.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2021 7:22 pm 
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However pretty sure his future addresses will start with a HMP.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:42 am 
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So he was simply a passenger in the cab, and never a driver at all...

Any involvement by the driver, I wonder?


Drug dealer who used Brighton taxi to run drugs jailed

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/1973824 ... gs-jailed/

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A DRUG dealer will be deported to Albania after being caught using a taxi to sell cocaine.

Lumture Spahiu was carrying 30 bags of cocaine while travelling as a passenger in a Brighton and Hove taxi.

When the cab arrived in the Bevendean area, another man got in for a short time and a suspected deal took place.

Officers from Sussex Police identified the taxi minutes later and stopped it at the traffic lights in Lewes Road.

Spahiu got out of the vehicle and attempted to run away, but was quickly tackled by the specialist enforcement unit.

He was found with grip seal bags containing cocaine hidden in cigarette boxes, along with cash in his trousers and a burner phone.

Officers took him into custody following the incident at around 8.30pm on September 25 this year.

The 27-year-old was charged with possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply.

Spahiu, of no fixed address, appeared before Lewes Crown Court on November 10, and was sentenced to 22 months in prison.

During the investigation it was also found that Spahiu is an immigration absconder, and he now faces deportation to Albania at the end of his sentence.

The drugs and phones seized by police will now be destroyed.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:07 pm 
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Any involvement by the driver, I wonder?

On going investigation I would assume. :roll: :roll:

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