Drug traffickers from West Midlands jailed for a total of 16 years
Two men from the West Midlands have been jailed following an operation by the joint National Crime Agency and Met Police Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).
Abid Hussain, aged 50, of Wells Avenue, Wednesbury, who pleaded guilty to drug trafficking offences on the first day of the trial, was sentenced to eight years and one month at Blackfriars Crown Court.
His accomplice, 55 year-old Janger Khan, of William Cook Road, Birmingham, was jailed for eight years and-a-half years. The jury found Khan guilty in less than two hours, returning with a unanimous verdict.
On 22 July 2018, officers from the OCP stopped a vehicle as it left the car park of Terminal 4 at Heathrow Airport. The vehicle was being driven by Hussain, who had collected Khan after he arrived on a flight that morning from Pakistan. Officers found ten kilos of heroin, with a street value of £968,000, stashed in a suitcase in the boot.
Both were arrested for possession with intent to supply class A drugs, charged and remanded in custody.
Matt McMillan, OCP Operations Manager, said: “These sentences reflect the severity of Hussain and Khan’s criminality and should act as a deterrent for those involved in the supply of drugs.
“Drugs are a blight on communities, fuel gang violence and exploit venerable people. The OCP will continue to investigate those involved in this serious criminality.”