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Monday, April 22, 2024

Metropolitan police officer dismissed after being found in possession of drugs on duty

An officer found in possession of drugs while on duty has been dismissed from the Met.

Detective Constable Hashim Waseem, who was attached to West Area, was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to discreditable conduct.

Chief Superintendent Sean Wilson said: “Our officers know the impact that drugs can have on our communities and it is extremely concerning that DC Waseem thought it was acceptable to be carrying drugs while at work.

“He should never have been in possession of drugs on or off duty and he has rightly been dismissed from the Met. There is no place for such conduct in the organisation.”

On 6 July 2022, an officer found a package on the floor of a police building. This was tested and found to contain cocaine.

A review of CCTV showed DC Waseem had dropped the wrap of cocaine while on duty. He was quickly arrested and upon being searched, another two packets of cocaine were found in his possession.

DC Waseem will now be added to the Barred List held by the College of Policing. Those appearing on the list cannot be employed by police, local policing bodies (PCCs), the Independent Office for Police Conduct or His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.

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