Bilal jailed for four years over possessing drugs

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BRADFORD: A drugs “courier” found with more than £40,000 worth of heroin and cocaine at his Bradford home has been jailed for four years. Bilal Khan, 25, was awoken by officers from the West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiries Team at his home in Gibson Street, Laisterdyke, on October 14 last year.

Bilal Khan

Prosecutor Stephen Wood told Bradford Crown Court that Khan was wanted for questioning on a non-drugs related matter, but when officers searched a Vauxhall Astra parked outside the property, they found drugs hidden under the seats.

In total, police recovered four packs of heroin, totalling around 731g, a 69.9g bag of crack cocaine, 499g of cannabis resin, and 19 individual packs of cannabis. The estimated street value of the heroin was £35,000, with the total amount of drugs valued at more than £41,000. In a second car – a Mercedes – officers found a bag containing less than 10g of cannabis that Khan, a cocaine addict, said was for personal use. Two bundles of cash amounting to £2,590 were also recovered from a wardrobe in Khan’s bedroom which Mr Wood described as the “proceeds of dealing”.