Former police officers jailed for stealing and selling drugs


BIRMINGHAM: Two former West Midlands Police officers (Monday 2 October) were jailed on Monday, Oct 2 after plotting to steal and sell drugs for profit and abusing their positions to access confidential police intelligence systems.

Ex Police Officers (L) Wahid Husman and (R) Tahsib Majid

Wahid Husman, aged 47, and Tahsib Majid, aged 35, who were both constables based in Birmingham, were arrested earlier this year following an investigation carried out by the force’s own Counter Corruption Unit, with specialist support provided by colleagues from the National Crime Agency(NCA).

Husman was jailed for 16 years after pleading guilty to drug offences, conspiracy to steal and misconduct in a public office.

Majid was jailed for 15 years after being convicted of misconduct in a public office, conspiracy to possess drugs with intent to supply and unlawful disclosure of personal data, following a short trial at Birmingham Crown Court in August.

Both were dismissed from the force following their convictions. The two used their roles to conspire to steal quantities of Class A and B drugs.  Husman accessed police computer systems to feed information to a number of criminal associates. While Majid committed a Data Protection offence on behalf of an associate.

Five other men; Imran Rehman, Asam Qayum, Shazad Mushtaq, Akeem Rasab and Imaan Haidri, were also jailed today after they also admitted to a number of offences in connection with the investigation.

A surveillance operation, led by the force’s Counter Corruption Unit, captured the former officers talking about drug dealing on duty and conspiring with criminal associates to steal a consignment of illegal drugs destined for Birmingham. The group planned to split the drugs between them to supply for their own gain.