Pair jailed after officers found 1,500 wraps during raid on Girlington house (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Pair jailed after officers found 1,500 wraps during raid on Girlington house
Two drug dealers have been given jail sentences totalling more than ten years after police raiding a Bradford house found 1,578 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine hidden in a child’s car seat.
Khuram Rehmani, 22, of Fairfield Road, Manningham, Bradford, was imprisoned for five years and 213 days.
Rehmani, a heroin addict, was a “third strike” street drug dealer who began selling class A drugs when he was 16, Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday.
He admitted using fake identification to tout round Bradford shops, pretending to collect for a mosque, to raise cash to buy drugs.
The court heard he had £70 on him, conned from shopkeepers, before he was caught out in the Steelis store in Thornton Road on June 27 last year.
On bail, Rehmani was caught street dealing in Baildon on September 11. He told the police he was selling 90 wraps a day to pay off a drug debt, prosecutor Richard Davies told the court.
On October 25, Rehmani and Bostan were arrested when officers raided a property in Lingwood Terrace, Girlington, Bradford, and found drugs hidden in the lining of a child’s car seat.
Bostan was storing the drugs and Rehmani had called at the house to collect wraps to sell on the street.
Mr Davies said Rehmani was caught with £110 of cash and a cigarette packet containing 28 wraps of class A drugs.
Bostan was storing 1,578 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine in the car seat.
He told the police he was being intimidated into looking after the drugs to pay off a £5,000 debt.
On December 10, he was arrested with 65 wraps of drugs in his car after a police chase.
He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.
Mr Davies said Bostan drove at 70mph along Toller Lane, Bradford, before hitting a police vehicle. He was banned from driving for two years.
Claire Larton, for Rehmani, said he was threatened with violence if he did not sell drugs to pay off his dealer.
Charlotte Eastwood, for Bostan, said shots were fired at his home to intimidate him into working for the dealers.
After the case, Detective Inspector Neil Benstead said: “Their prison sentences are a message to others who contemplate dealing in our city.”