A man from Birmingham has been jailed after he imported 1kg of heroin hidden in clothing to an address in Slough.
Mohammed Aziz aged 29 from Handsworth had ordered the package of class A drugs which had a street value of around £350,000, from Pakistan. The package was hidden within leather jackets.
Despite living in Birmingham, Aziz sent the package to a friend’s address in Slough, where he intended to collect it upon delivery.
However, specialist detectives from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) were aware of his plans and arrested Aziz when he arrived to pick up the package.
On Friday (26/7) he was sentenced to six years and nine months’ imprisonment, after pleading guilty to a charge of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
Detective Inspector Graham Curtis, from SEROCU’s investigations team, said: “Heroin is one of the most destructive and dangerous drugs available, and its use has a far reaching impact on communities across the country.
“It’s vital that we stop the individuals looking to profit from selling the substance and by detaining dealers such as Aziz we are making it harder for those intent on selling the drug to operate.
“We continue to work incredibly hard to apprehend such criminals, however I would urge members of the public to contact their local police force if they think drug dealing is happening in their area.”
Information on drug dealing can be submitted to local police forces across the country by calling 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or contact them online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org