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Blocks of heroin worth £30,000 each found after car stopped on M1

Two blocks of heroin worth £30,000 each were seized when police pulled over a drug dealer’s car.

Tanveer Khan grabbed the attention of officers when he drove past them at speed as they were travelling along the M1.

This prompted police to stop him at Trowell Service Station, where the driver quickly admitted to having some crack cocaine and heroin on him for personal use.

After searching a bag he was carrying and seeing for themselves that Khan did in fact have several wraps of Class A drugs in there, officers carried on the search and realised this was merely the tip of the iceberg.

Two large blocks of heroin, with an estimated total street value of £60,000, were subsequently found wrapped in plastic bags and hidden between two child car seats in the back of the car.

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Wads of around £20,000 in cash were also discovered underneath the driver’s seat, following the vehicle stop on 17 June 2023.

The 34-year-old would go on to plead guilty to charges of possession with intent to supply heroin, possession of crack cocaine, possession of cocaine, and possession of criminal property at Nottingham Crown Court on 21 July.

Khan, of Highfield Place, Bradford, returned to the same court on Friday (15 September), where he was sentenced to four years and three months in prison.

Detective Inspector James Oakton, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“As Khan has found out to his cost, the force and indeed the courts takes anyone who tries to supply drugs across our communities extremely seriously.

“He was fully aware that he had large quantities of Class A drugs stashed in his car when he was stopped by our officers, so it is only right that he is now facing up to the consequences of his actions.

“Thanks to the fantastic policing instincts showcased by the officers involved in this stop in sensing that something was wrong, we have ultimately been able to take large quantities of harmful drugs off the streets.”

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