Sonntag, 25. September 2011

A change of careers

A former drugs counsellor who visited schools to warn youngsters about the dangers has been jailed for 12 years for his role in a £1.3 million heroin smuggling plot.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) confirmed Mahfooz Ahmed, 34, was jailed yesterday at Leeds Crown Court after he admitted importing drugs.
A judge was told how 24.8kg of drugs were seized five years ago after an accomplice dropped a suitcase in a residential street in Halifax, West Yorkshire, when he spotted approaching customs officers.
In the suitcase were 50 blocks of high-purity heroin with an estimated street value of £1.36 million.
Law graduate Ahmed had been seen driving a car with the drug-laden suitcase before picking up his accomplice and then dropping him off in Hopwood Lane.
He went on the run for five years but was arrested in October last year in Harrow, North London.

The Independent, 2 August 2011

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