A drug dealer who tried to bribe a police officer after he was caught with £1,400 of crack cocaine and heroin in street deals has been jailed for four years and four months.

Sakeb Nazir was today sentenced for a string of drugs and driving offences committed between August, 2019, and last October while in breach of a suspended sentence order.

Prosecutor Clare Walsh said he told an arresting officer “I’ll give you £1,000” when he was being transported to the police station, then put up his fingers indicating greater sums.

Bradford Crown Court heard that Nazir was stopped in a silver Skoda Octavia at 10am on October 18 last year.

He gave false details after he was pulled over in Halifax in the uninsured car that police intelligence linked to drug dealing.

Nazir, 36, of Gibraltar Avenue, Halifax, threw a bag of crack cocaine on the floor and more drugs were found on him at the police station.

Mrs Walsh said they totalled 87 wraps of crack cocaine with a street value of £1,055 and nine packages of heroin worth £350.

He pleaded guilty to two offences of possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply.

Nazir, who was before the court on a video link to Leeds Prison where he had been remanded for six months, was in breach of a 16-month suspended sentence imposed in February, 2019, for possession of a bladed article and affray.

He also admitted driving over the prescribed limit for cocaine, and driving uninsured and while disqualified, on August 28, 2019; failing to provide a specimen and possession of cannabis on February 22, 2020; and perverting the course of justice.

Mrs Walsh said the perverting the course of justice happened after Nazir was stopped on August 21, 2019, in an untaxed BMW X3 that was seized by the police. He gave a false name and address leading to an innocent man receiving a fine from the DVLA.

Nazir had 19 previous convictions for 55 offences, including driving over the prescribed limit, no insurance, possession of cannabis, theft of a vehicle, wasting police time and being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

His barrister, Samreen Akhtar, said he had a long-standing addiction to drugs. He was very remorseful and had written to the judge to apologise.

Nazir was married with two children and determined to turn his life around after his mother had died while he was being held in custody.

Recorder Michael Fanning activated eight months of the suspended sentence, jailed Nazir for three years and four months for supplying Class A drugs and four months for perverting the course of justice, all the sentences to run consecutively.

He was banned from driving for five years and two months.