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Man wanted in connection with drug dealing investigation as four more, including 17-year-old boy, charged

An East Lancashire man is wanted in connection with county lines drug dealing.

Abdul Ahad, 26, who police have described as having a ‘stocky build’, is wanted as part of the same investigation into drug dealing in Burnley which saw three people arrested in the early hours of Monday morning.

Those three men, Hamza Kham, 24, of March Street, Burnley; Abdul Basit, 22, of Clive Street, Burnley; and Abdul Alam, 23, of Kent Street, Burnley, have all now been charged with conspiring to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

On Thursday officers arrested and charged a further four people as part of their enquiries but now want to speak with Ahad in connection with the investigation.

The four people arrested and charged on Thursday are Villiam Stas, 21, of Clough Road, Nelson; Mohammed Shafi, 34, of Ormerod Road, Burnley; Mohammed Rawan Ahmed, 23, of Arley Gardens, Burnley; and a 17-year-old boy from Burnley.

A spokesperson for the police said: “Have you seen Abdul Ahad, who police want to speak to as part of a targeted operation tackling county lines drug dealing in Burnley?

“Ahad, 26, who has links to Burnley, is 5ft 9ins, of a stocky build with short dark hair and a beard.

“Three people arrested as part of the same investigation after warrants were executed in Burnley on Monday have now been charged with conspiring to supply heroin and crack cocaine.

“Yesterday officers arrested a further four people as part of their enquiries.

“Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, they have all been charged with conspiring to supply heroin and crack cocaine and released on bail.”

Anyone with information on Ahad’s whereabouts is asked to email forcecontrolroom@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 0268 of June 14.

For immediate sightings call 999.

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