A CONVICTED Bradford drug dealer who jumped bail part-way through his trial is believed to be on the run in Islamabad.

Sully Line conspirator Mujahid Mahmood is thought to have fled the country after telling the jury at Bradford Crown Court on Friday, May 10, he had £60 in his bank account.

Mahmood, 28, of Hollins Street, Manningham, is suspected to have caught a flight to the capital of Pakistan last weekend.

He was today unanimously convicted by the jury in his absence of two charges of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

His co-defendant, former champion boxer Luqman Nazir, 28, of Farcliffe Place, Heaton, Bradford, was found guilty of being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine.

Nazir was remanded in custody last week, while Mahmood’s bail was enlarged with the condition that he reported to the police daily over the weekend and did not apply for any travel documents.

He complied with the reporting conditions and is said to have already surrendered his passport to the police.

When Mahmood failed to appear in the dock on Monday, Judge Jonathan Rose told the jurors not to speculate as to his whereabouts.

The trial continued without him and the judge was informed, when the jurors were not in court, that Mahmood was thought to have fled to Islamabad.

Judge Rose issued a warrant not backed for bail for Mahmood who will be sentenced when 17 defendants involved in the Sully Line operation are dealt with during a two-day hearing on June 13 and 14.

Nazir was remanded back into custody after the verdicts.

During the trial, the jury heard that the Sully Line took 700 orders a day and had a turnover of up to £10 million in just over a year.

It was a “ring and bring” operation delivering heroin and crack cocaine between July 15, 2017, and August 23, 2018.

Prosecutor Rupert Doswell said that Mohammed Assan, Mohammed Ayaz and Tassawar Aslam played a leading role in the operation, taking it in turns to take orders to ensure a round-the-clock supply ring.

They have all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

The Sully Line took calls from addicts in phone kiosks and deployed a network of street dealers to deliver the heroin and cocaine to prearranged spots, including outside takeaways and behind the Toys R Us store in Manningham. The court heard that queues would form waiting for deliveries.

The police investigation into the conspiracy involved monitoring phone calls and making 15 separate drugs seizures.

In January last year, the police searched an address in Lumb Lane, Bradford, and seized 561 deals of Class A drugs valued at £3,500. The jury was told the property was being used to store drugs for sale on the streets.

When asked for information on Mahmood’s whereabouts, a spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said the officer in the case was on annual leave and no one was available for comment.