A DRUG dealer has been jailed for 12 years after trying to sneak through Birmingham Airport with a wrap of heroin in his cabin baggage.
West Midlands Police arrested Majid Hussain, of Nansen Road, Satley, after Class A drugs were found by a member of security staff at the airport during a routine check.
Officers searched his home and found a suitcase under his bed containing a kilogram of heroin worth £18,000 – as well as a semi-automatic handgun, 27 rounds of ammunition, a stun-gun disguised as a mobile phone, air pistol and £300,000 in cash.
The 41-year-old admitted possession of Class A drugs and prohibited firearm whilst on trial at Birmingham Crown Court.
Judge Patrick Thomas ruled Mr Hussain’s access to guns and drugs as a ‘toxic’ combination.
Detective Andrew Mitcham said: “Thanks to the diligence of the staff at Birmingham Airport we have been able to expose and convict one of Birmingham’s high-level drug dealers.
“The evidence we uncovered during the search at Majid Hussain’s home in Saltley clearly demonstrates that he was involved in supplying heroin across the city.
“We have taken an illegal firearm, ammunition and other dangerous items off the streets as well as securing a lengthy prison sentence against a very dangerous man.”
Police are urging anyone with any information about drug dealing or gun crime in the West Midlands to contact 101.