BRADFORD (UK) : Two Pakistan origin Britons Sajid Mahmood and Mohammad Hannan were jailed for a total seven years and two months for drug paddling in Bradford, called famous among Pakistani diaspora as ‘little Pakistan’.
According to details, drug dealer Sajid Mahmood caught three times peddling heroin and crack cocaine on the city’s streets has been jailed for four and a half years.
Sajid Mahmood, of Parkside Road, West Bowling, was twice arrested and bailed but carried on plying his “wicked trade,” Bradford Crown Court said.
He was joined on his third expedition by former Bradford University business studies student, Murtaza Ali, 21, of Marten Road, Canterbury, Bradford.
In what the judge described as ‘a troubling case,’Ali was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, with a community order, a rehabilitation activity requirement, a six-month curfew and a drug rehabilitation requirement.
Judge Peter Benson told Mahmood that persistent supplying of Class A drugs on the streets of Bradford, is a ‘wicked trade.’
Mahmood pleaded guilty to possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply on January 5, March 7 and April 3 this year, and supplying heroin on January 5.
Ali admitted possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply on April 3.
Prosecutor Alisha Kaye said Mahmood was caught dealing from a Vauxhall Corsa at 10am on January 5. His car was blocked in by the police after they watched him sell a wrap of heroin to an addict.
Mahmood, who had 15 wraps of drugs with him, said he owed his dealer up to 5,000 euros and was making about 2,000 euros a day selling heroin and crack cocaine.
He was on bail on March 7 when he was seen drug dealing from a grey Audi at theGreat Horton area. He had 33 wraps of drugs with him and told officers he was dealing to fund a 150 euro a day on addiction.
Again charged and bailed, Mahmood was arrested with Ali at on April 3. The pair were in a Ford Focus with 39 wraps of Class A drugs and 205 euros in cash. A dealer list was seized from Ali’s home.
Mahmood told the police he was dealing for the “Tom line.” The father of two children, he ran up a debt he could not cope with.
Another drug dealer Mohammad Hannan caught red-handed holding a bag containing more than 100 wraps of Class A drugs has been jailed for 32 months.
Mohammed Hannan pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine on November 17 last year.(ANI)