Drug dealers jailed over £2m heroin haul found in West Bromwich
Two drug dealers who were stopped with £2 million worth of heroin have been jailed.
Police found the massive haul of drugs when they swooped on Abol Bosher and Rajinder Kumar.
Specialist officers from the Metropolitan Police's Organised Crime Partnership (OCP) had earlier been tracking the pair during a meeting in Thomas Street, West Bromwich.
Investigators also found £44,000 in cash during a search of Bosher's home.
They were watched as they arrived separately in West Bromwich and chatted by an open van door of Bosher's van for around 10 minutes on November 14 last year.
Bosher, 35, then left in the van and officers struck a few minutes later on the M6, south of junction 6 near Birmingham.
He jumped out of the van and attempted to get away but upon realising his only escape route was a 50-metre drop down to the railway line, he gave up and was arrested.
A search of his van uncovered 12 kilos of heroin with a street value of £1.2m.
Rajinder Kumar, 31, was arrested before he left Thomas Street.
A further six kilos of heroin, with a street value of £900,000, was found in his car.
Both were arrested and subsequently charged for possession with intent to supply class A drugs.
Bosher, of Honeysuckle Close, Southall, London, was jailed for eight years and Kumar, of Uplands Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, for five years and four months at Birmingham Crown Court after both pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.
The drug dealers were snared as part of a joint operation between OCP and the National Crime Agency.
Matt McMillan, OCP operations manager, said: “Drugs fuel crime and exploitation and these lengthy sentences reflect the severity of Bosher and Kumar’s offences.
"It should act as deterrent for those involved in the supply of drugs.
“We know that every organised crime group relies on cash flow.
"Disrupting their activity and intercepting the money that is so important to their business stops them from investing in other criminal activity and paying their own people.
"It also damages the trust and credibility with other criminal groups, making it harder for them to do business together in future.
“We will continue to pursue and bring to justice organised criminals working with partners and using all the tools available to us.”
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