Two Pakistani drug paddlers jailed for 86 months in UK

Two Pakistan origin Britons, Sajid Mahmood and Mohammad Hannan were jailed for a total seven years and two months for drug paddling in Bradford, called famous among Pakistani diasporas as ‘little Pakistan’.

According to details, drug dealer Sajid Mahmood caught three times peddling heroin and crack cocaine on the city’s streets has been jailed for four and a half years. Sajid Mahmood, of Parkside Road, West Bowling, was twice arrested and bailed but carried on plying his “wicked trade,” Bradford Crown Court said.

He was joined on his third expedition by former Bradford University business studies student, Murtaza Ali, 21, of Marten Road, Canterbury, Bradford.

In what the judge described as ‘a troubling case’. Ali was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, with a community order, a rehabilitation activity requirement, a six-month curfew and a drug rehabilitation requirement. Judge Peter Benson told Mahmood that persistent supplying of Class A drugs on the streets of Bradford is a ‘wicked trade.’

Mahmood pleaded guilty to possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply on January 5, March 7 and April 3 this year, and supplying heroin on January 5.

Ali admitted possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply on April 3. Prosecutor Alisha Kaye said Mahmood was caught dealing from a Vauxhall Corsa at 10am on January 5.

His car was blocked in by the police after they watched him sell a wrap of heroin to an addict.

Copyright Independent News Pakistan, 2016