A PAIR of street dealers, including one caught with more than 200 wraps of drugs in his “bulging” underpants, have been jailed for a total of more than ten years.

Imran Ali, 41, and Mohammed Shaikh, 26, were seen by police driving around Bradford city centre in a Skoda Fabia car at around 1am on January 9 last year.

Prosecutor Soheil Khan told Bradford Crown Court that the vehicle was seen pulling up on Darley Street where Shaikh spoke to two men and a drugs deal “clearly took place at the passenger window.”

The vehicle was tracked to the West Bowling area and when Shaikh was detained, police noted he was looking “anxious and pale.”

Mr Khan said that one officer saw a “bulge in Shaikh’s crotch region”, leading him to be strip searched at the police station, at which point 219 wraps of heroin and cocaine, said to have a street value of more than £1,000, fell out of his boxer shorts.

When officers searched Ali’s home address they found foil wrapping, a set of scales, and bicarbonate of soda in his bedroom, tools which Mr Khan said were items “ready for wrapping illicit drugs.”

Ali, of Highthorne Avenue, Bradford, and Shaikh, of Coates Street, Bradford, pleaded guilty to the possession of class A drugs with an intent to supply.

The court heard that Ali had two previous convictions for the same offence, and Shaikh one, with both men previously given four-year sentences, in 2005 and 2013 respectively.

The court heard that Ali’s life had been “destroyed” since he became a heroin and cocaine addict in 2004, and that Shaikh had “fallen back to his old ways” after losing his job in late 2016.

Jailing Ali for five years and nine months and Shaikh for four-and-a-half years, Judge Colin Burn said: “Both of you know the misery of class A drugs and the risks of dealing in it. The sentences have to be high when you are caught.”