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Pakistani jailed for 12 years for flying back home with heroin

Updated: Aug 12, 2016 06:10 IST      
Pakistani jailed for 12 years for flying back home with heroin

Birmingham (UK), Aug.12 (ANI): A Pakistani, Majid Hussain, who tried to sneak through Birmingham Airport with a wrap of heroin in his cabin baggage has been jailed for 12 years.

Majid Hussain, a resident of Nansen Road, Saltley, is thought to have forgotten about the quantity of Class A drugs in his carry-on bag as he tried to board a flight to Pakistan in February.

The London-based newspaper, The Nation quoted a police report, as saying that Majid Hussain was rumbled after a scrupulous member of security staff made the find during a routine check.

A subsequent search of his home by police found a small armoury of weapons and ammunition and more than a quarter of a million pounds in cash.

West Midlands Police officers swooped on the 41-year-old's property where they uncovered a suitcase hidden under his bed containing around a kilogram of heroin with a street value in the region of 18,000 pounds.

Also hidden away was a semi-automatic handgun, 27 rounds of ammunition, a stun-gun disguised as a mobile phone, an air pistol and almost 300,000 pounds in cash.

Hussain admitted possession of a prohibited firearm; possession of a disguised firearm; possession of ammunition; possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply; and possession of criminal property at Birmingham Crown Court.

He was jailed for 12 years by Judge Patrick Thomas QC who described his access to guns and drugs as a "toxic" combination.

Detective Constable Andrew Mitcham, from West Midlands Police CID, said: "Thanks to the diligence of the staff at Birmingham Airport we have been able to expose and convict one of Birmingham's high-level drug dealers.

"The evidence we uncovered during the search at Majid Hussain's home in Saltley clearly demonstrates that he was involved in supplying heroin across the city. (ANI)

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