BRITAIN - A drug dealer has been jailed after he was found covered in £16,000 of heroin after trying - and failing - to get rid of his stash during a car chase. Tabraiz Hussain became involved in a police chase while driving to an address in the Park End area of Middlesbrough, on September 8th last year.
Teesside Crown Court heard how Hussain was followed by police before he then led them on a pursuit round a 'heavily-populated estate' for several minutes before trying to throw the class A drug out of the window.
The drug then burst all over him, his car and the pavement in a snow-like covering as he tried to get rid of it.
Prosecuting Aisha Wadoodi told the court: 'The defendant refused to stop, exceeding the speed limit and driving on the wrong side of the road. 'He only stopped once he mounted the pavement after a close collision with parked cars.'
Police used vacuum cleaners to suck up the drugs scattered on the road and from the defendant's clothes.
Once measured, they estimated the drugs to amount to one kilo, with a street value of almost £16,000.
The 34-year-old, admitted he was in possession of class A but claimed he was instructed by someone else to collect the package, and was paid £300. A pair of gloves and three tampered mobile phones were also recovered.
The court heard how months earlier the father-of-two had arranged for a taxi to transport an associate to collect a supply of heroin from Manchester.The trip had been organised through a long-term friend of the defendant who paid £220 for the fare.
The court heard that during the journey, at least 13 calls were made between the defendant and his co-conspirator who exchanged passwords and a postcode.
On the way back to Middlesbrough, police stopped the car and recovered just under two kilos of heroin, with a street value of about £97,000, which was stored in a McDonald's paper bag.
The Mail Online/Oct. 2014
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