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January 9, 2014
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Drug dealer remains in Britain despite offences

A Jamaican drug dealer that went by the moniker 'Blood' recently won the right to stay in Britain despite being jailed for drug offences.

According to The Daily Mail online, 35-year-old Keno Forbes admitted to 11 charges of supplying 'Class A' drugs, and was jailed in 2011 for three years for dealing in heroine and cocaine in Islington, North London.

Forbes, who is also banned from Islington for 10-years, was also banned from an entire London Borough, but was told he could stay in the country, because deporting him would breach his family life.

family relationship

According to The Daily Mail, Forbes' attorneys successfully argued that deporting him would ruin his relationship with his wife and children, "his wife and children will realistically remain in United Kingdom, giving rise to long-term decimation of their established family life."

The Home Office had initially applied to have the Jamaican deported, but he won his initial tribunal and then won an appeal as well.

Forbes was arrested in July 2011, following a police crackdown on drug dealers called 'Operation Amargos,' he also had a previous conviction for possessing 'Class A' drugs from 2009.

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