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Drugs courier caught with £200,000 worth of heroin in car

Drugs courier caught with £200,000 worth of heroin in car
Drugs courier caught with £200,000 worth of heroin in car


Drugs courier caught with £200,000 worth of heroin in car


A DRUGS courier, found with heroin worth £200,000 in his car when stopped by police in Bradford, has been jailed for more than six years.

Irfan Mahmood, 34, was a trusted courier for others, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Prosecutor Andrew Horton said police stopped Mahmood in his Volkswagen Passat, on the evening of May 21, as he was travelling towards the M606 on Rooley Lane, Bradford.

The vehicle was searched and a plastic bag was found behind the driver’s seat. The bag contained nearly four kilogrammes of heroin, in eight blocks.


Mr Horton said the drugs had a wholesale value of £120,000 but would have been worth £200,000 on the street. The heroin was 44 per cent pure. Two single latex gloves were also found in the car and police seized the defendant’s wallet containing £670.

Mr Horton said Mahmood had played a significant role, a large amount of drugs was involved and the defendant was motivated by financial advantage.

Mahmood, of Edmund Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, pleaded guilty to possessing heroin with intent to supply, on the basis that he was a trusted courier, and possessing criminal property, the cash. The court heard Mahmood had previously been sentenced to a mandatory five years imprisonment for possessing a firearm. He was jailed in 2009 after police found him in possession of an air pistol at a quarry in Lancashire.










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