A drug dealer in charge of a 'County Line' drug network running between London and Hampshire will be sentenced next month.

Mustafa Mohamed, 20, of Halstow Road in Brent, was charged on Wednesday with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs, possession of an offensive weapon in a private place, and possessing criminal property.

This follows an investigation by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit, with support from the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Orochi team who specialise in targeting County Lines drugs supply.

A County Lines drug network refers to the organised criminal exploitation and trafficking of drugs from urban areas to smaller towns using a dedicated telephone line for co-ordinating drug dealing.

The investigation determined that Mohamed had been in control of the ‘Tom’ drugs line, which was operating between London and Farnborough, from August 2022 to January 2023.

After his arrest on February 1, police searched his home where they found a zombie knife and £6,600 cash.

Appearing at Portsmouth Magistrates Court today, he admitted all of the offences, and will appear at Portsmouth Crown Court on March 3 for sentencing.