Jailhouse drug dealer gets more time

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Sam Pazzano, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:40 PM ET

TORONTO -- A mid-level trafficker was sentenced to 10-and-a-half years in prison for dealing drugs and guns while spending weekends in jail for another crime.

Irshad Ahmed, 31, was "above street level in the trafficking hierarchy with three people in Windsor supplying him with firearms," said Justice Ian MacDonnell, who added he sold weapons and drugs to other dealers.

"Persons, like Mr. Ahmed, who traffic in firearms are -- to put it simply, but clearly -- merchants of death," said MacDonnell.

Ahmed, who pleaded guilty to 15 offences for gun and drug dealing, sold two-and-a-half kg of cocaine to a buyer. He was serving a weekend sentence for possessing $40,000 in illicit drug profits while committing crimes.


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