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Bradford street drug dealer gets four years’ jail
A former second hand car salesman has been jailed for four years for street drug dealing in a “flashy” Mercedes car.
Naim Sadik, 31, of Toller Lane, Bradford, is now serving a total of six-and-a-half years behind bars. He appeared in custody at Bradford Crown Court yesterday after admitting breaching his bail. Sadik was jailed for six months consecutively for breach of a suspended prison sentence for dangerous driving.
He was already serving just over two years’ imprisonment imposed last month for failing to fully pay up a £150,000 confiscation order imposed in 2011 for mortgage fraud. Sadik was jailed for 15 months in November 2010 for conspiracy to defraud and ordered to pay back his gains under the Proceeds of Crime Act. He was given six months to give back the money gleaned from dishonestly obtaining mortgages for properties in Toller Lane and Belgrave Road, Keighley.
Yesterday, the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC, said Sadik was part of the “brazen and wholesale supply of drugs” on Bradford’s streets.
He worked for the “Billy Line” selling drugs from a flashy Mercedes and a VW Golf in the Manningham area. When an undercover police office, working for Operation Stalebank, commented on the “nice” Mercedes, one of the occupants replied: “Paid for by you, mate,” the court was told. Sadik pleaded guilty to ten charges involving street drug dealing of heroin and crack cocaine on nine occasions, between March 11 and April 11 last year.
Prosecutor Richard Davies said Sadik had 11 previous convictions for offences, including affray and assault.
His barrister, Nicholas De La Poer, said he had successfully appealed the original £200,000 confiscation order to reduce it and had paid back £55,000 of the money.
He was a reputable second hand car dealer but lost everything when he was convicted of mortgage fraud.