A “professional drug dealer” is behind bars awaiting a lengthy jail sentence after a jury convicted him yesterday afternoon of eight offences involving selling Class A drugs on the streets of Bradford.

Shah Anwar, 43, worked on the “Junior Line” delivering wraps of drugs to addicts in Manningham, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Anwar, of Devonshire Terrace, Manningham, was found guilty of dealing drugs from a Saab car four times in June last year.

He was caught by Operation Stalebank, a sting by undercover police officers who posed as drug users to lure dealers to locations in Manningham and West Bowling.

The offenders were secretly filmed and later arrested.

After the verdicts, the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC, said: “This man is clearly a professional drug dealer working for a slick operation.”

He adjourned sentence until May 2 when two other men who have pleaded guilty to similar offences on the “Junior Line” are also sentenced.

Anwar’s barrister, Yunus Valli, said his client was a married man who worked as a mechanic.

He was the driver when drugs were sold over the period of one week.