Drug dealers snared in Glasgow undercover sting jailed
Three drug dealers have been jailed after being caught by police who posed as buyers on the streets of Glasgow.
Ali Abdillahi, 27, Harry Younis, 22 and Abdi Ahmed, 20, all denied dealing cocaine but were found guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court.
Abdillahi, from Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, was jailed for nine months for his involvement.
Younis and Ahmed, both from Glasgow, were sentenced to 162 days and 192 days detention respectively.
The court heard how police purchased cocaine in a number of streets in Glasgow's south side - with the accused believing they were buyers.
Passing sentence, Sheriff Martin Jones QC, said: "I can hardly think of a more serious type of street dealing office on summary complaint.
"This type of offence in my view always attracts a custodial sentence."
Abdillahi was found to have supplied drugs on two occasions between 31 January and 1 February last year.
Younis, from Glasgow's Gorbals area, was convicted of supplying the drug on one occasion in February 2012.
Ahmed, from the city's Pollokshields area, was convicted of being involved in multiple transactions between November 2011 and February 2012.