Two men from the West Midlands who were caught with a suitcase full of heroin at Heathrow have both been jailed. The traffickers Abid Hussain and Janger Khan – both from the West Midlands – were arrested as they tried to drive off from Terminal 4 with a million pound drugs haul in their boot.
The pair were all set to leave Heathrow with their heroin haul when they were stopped by officers from the Met Police Crime Partnership (OCP). Hussain, of Wells Avenue in Wednesbury, was picking up his accomplice Khan after he arrived on a morning flight from Pakistan.
Once stopped by the OCP, officers found a massive ten kilos of heroin with a staggering street value of £968,000. The haul was stashed in a suitcase in a boot
Both men were arrested for possession with intent to supply class A drugs, charged and remanded in custody. Hussain, 50, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking offences on the first day of the trial.
He was sentenced to eight years and one month at Blackfriars Crown Court. The jury found 55-year-old Khan guilty in less than two hours, returning with a unanimous verdict.
Khan, of William Cook Road in Ward End, was jailed for eight years and-a-half years.
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.”