A man now serving a life sentence for murder was found with cannabis in his home after police found drugs in a car he was travelling in.
Mustafa Aldobhani, 22, was jailed for a minimum of 22 and a half years after being convicted of the murder of Fahad Nur. He was jailed along with his brother Abdulgalil Aldobhani and co-defendant Shafique Shaddad in connection with the killing, which took place on June 2 last year.
But prior to the murder Aldobhani had been arrested by police after they found a large quantity of cannabis at his Cardiff home.
The possession of the drugs came to light after Aldobhani was travelling as a passenger in a car with Shehab Alfaifi on September 18, 2018, when the car was pulled over by police and was found to contain cannabis.
A sentencing hearing at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday heard police pulled over the car in Cowbridge Road East and found zip lock bags and cash as well as cannabis.
As a result Aldobhani’s home in Stafford Road, Grangetown, was searched by police who found more zip lock bags which contained 20.3g of cannabis, which was valued at £550.
A juvenile, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was also found to be in possession of cannabis when a Louis Vuitton bag containing 16.6g of cannbis worth £170 was found.
Prosecutor Matthew Cobbe said Aldobhani was the “lead operator” of the enterprise while the juvenile was operating on his own.
Alodbhani later pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply and possession of cannabis while the juvenile pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cannabis.
Defence barrister Matthew Roberts, representing Aldobhani, said his client had been in custody since June last year and was serving a lengthy sentence so asked the court to take totality into account.
Judge Richard Twomlow sentenced Aldobhani, of HMP Cardiff, to 12 months imprisonment to run concurrently with his life sentence. The juvenile was sentenced to a nine-month youth rehabilitation order.