Police officer sold crack

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The Independent Online
A JAMAICAN policeman who came to Britain to hunt his cousin's killers was yesterday convicted of selling crack cocaine.

Junior Taylor, 31, sold the drug to an undercover policeman during a surveillance operation on a street in Brixton, south London. He told a jury at Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court that he was on a private mission to infiltrate the underworld of drug dealers, to find the murderers of his cousin, a Jamaican CID officer who died in 1986.

Taylor, of Kingsmead Road, Brixton, a part-time officer with the Jamaican police, was videoed by London police during 'Operation Tag Moon', which aimed to rid the street of dealers. He denied a charge of supplying 129 milligrams of crack cocaine. He will be sentenced on 5 March after reports have been prepared.

At the end of the trial, Judge Derek Clarkson QC, praised the work of the detective, identified only as 'Steve', who bought the drug from Taylor.