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Riddlesden father-of-four jailed for nine years for smuggling heroin and cocaine into Bradford

Riddlesden father-of-four jailed for nine years for smuggling heroin and cocaine into Bradford

Riddlesden father-of-four jailed for nine years for smuggling heroin and cocaine into Bradford

A FATHER-OF-FOUR has been jailed for nine years for his role in a "high-level" operation to bring class A drugs into Bradford.
Mohammed Javed, 30, of Bradford Road, Riddlesden, played a "significant role" in an operation to smuggle drugs such as heroin and cocaine into the district from Liverpool.
Javed was said to be working with Bradford businessman Arshad Zaman Khan, of Salt Street, Manningham, who was jailed for 12-and-a-half years last month after admitting two conspiracy to supply drugs charges relating to a four-week period in November and December 2014.
Bradford Crown Court heard that Javed had met Anthony Harris, of Ireland Road, Liverpool, on two occasions in Riddlesden in November 2014 to "meet and greet" him as the drugs were brought into Bradford from the North West.
Javed was not arrested until June last year, and a police search of his home uncovered a black bag containing £89,000 in cash hidden in a roof void of his loft, as well as several phones.
His fingerprints were found on a £20 note in the roof, and other notes tested positive for traces of heroin and cocaine.
The court heard that Javed has a previous conviction, in 2012, for possessing 15 wraps of cocaine.
Javed had pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply drugs and possession of criminal property at an earlier hearing.
In mitigation, Andrew Dallas, for Javed, said his client had been involved in two transactions with Harris in November 2014, with the pair brought together by a third party.
He said Javed was only playing a "subordinate" role, but admitted his client knew the money and phones were related to drugs.

Heroin was hidden in the lids of marker pens as part of the operation to smuggle drugs into Bradford


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