A MAJOR drug dealer who was caught in the street in possession of more than £4 million worth of class A drugs has been jailed for 14 years.
Iftikhar Khan, 33, was arrested after loading three holdalls containing more than 30 kilograms of heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine into the boot of a car in Bradford.
A court heard how one package of cocaine was of a high purity and were marked with a Burberry logo.
Officers later discovered e-mails Khan had sent to other drug dealers describing the quality of the drugs marked with the designer brand’s logo as “banging”.
Paul Mitchell, prosecuting, said officers arrested Khan as he came out of an alleyway on Quarry Street on February 20 this year.
The bags contained 28 kilograms of heroin, five kilograms of cocaine and 1.2 kilograms of crack cocaine.
A cutting agent which is often mixed with crack cocaine was also found.
A mobile phone and Blackberry equipped with technology designed to send encrypted e-mails that cannot be viewed by law enforcement agencies were found in the car.
A key to a flat on Quarry Street was also recovered.
Officers searched the property and found large quantities of cutting agents commonly mixed with class A drugs.
Mr Mitchell said: “This was a massive commercial level of supply of Class A drugs.”
Experts were able to break the encryption on some of the e-mails which were exchanged between Khan and other dealers.
Wholesale drug purchases ranging between £300,000 and £500,000 at a time were discussed.
References were also made to dealing the drug further afield in Liverpool and Manchester.
Khan, of Baring Avenue, Bradford Moor, pleaded guilty to two offences of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
Derek Duffy, mitigating, said his client did not dispute that he had been involved in a large scale supply of drugs.
He added: “The best mitigation is that he entered a guilty plea at the first opportunity in court.”
Jailing Khan, judge Geoffrey Marson, QC, said: “This was a highly organised and professional criminal enterprise.
“Vast quantities of class A drugs were involved and huge profits were anticipated.
The judge added: “You were well aware of the scale of this enterprise and your culpability is high.”
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