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Greater Manchester PC who ran drugs ring is jailed

Hemayat Enayat Image copyright GMP
Image caption Hemayat Enayat was a PC in the Trafford Division of Greater Manchester Police

A Greater Manchester police officer who was a "key player" in a drugs ring run from his house has been jailed.

Hemayat Enayat, 30, cultivated a cannabis farm in a house he owned in Salford and accessed the police computer to help his crime syndicate.

He admitted conspiracy to produce cannabis and conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office.

Enayat, who was sacked for the offences in November 2015, was jailed for four years at Manchester Crown Court.

Deputy Chief Constable Ian Pilling said he was "appalled" by Enayat's actions.

GMP's Anti-Corruption Unit started investigating Enayat of Gratrix Avenue, Salford in November 2015 after suspicions were raised.

Cannabis worth £26,000 was found growing in two upstairs rooms at a second house he owned in Gurner Avenue, Ordsall.

Police raids also found hydroponic growing equipment, drug dealing paraphernalia and cash.

Enayat, who was a PC on the Trafford Division at the time, was dismissed in a Special Case hearing in April.

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Image caption Rico Richards was jailed for three years and nine months

Rico Richards, 33, of Cecil Street, Moss Side and Demaine Cousins, 33, of Greame Street, Moss Side also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to produce cannabis and conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.

Both were jailed for three years and nine months.

Dean Barker, 34, of Guildford Road, Salford, and Rudi Chuwen, 39, of Regent Avenue, Moss Side pleaded guilty to conspiracy to produce cannabis.

Barker was sentenced to three years in prison while Chuwen received a nine-month suspended sentence and was ordered to do 180 hours community service.

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Image caption Dean Barker organised the day-to-day management of the cannabis production

The court heard Chuwen tended to the cannabis on a daily basis whilst Barker organised the day-to-day management.

All five men were arrested in February after police raids.

Deputy Chief Constable Ian Pilling described Enayat as "a key-player" in the gang.

He said: "We are appalled by the actions of this officer, who has allowed his greed to get the better of him."

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Image caption Demaine Cousins was jailed for three years and nine months

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