Coke and meth dealer jailed

Coke and meth dealer jailed

A DEWSBURY Moor dealer was found flushing drugs down a toilet when police raided his home.

Officers kicked down the door of Gohar Manzoor’s property and found a large quantity of cash and cocaine.

The 27-year-old was jailed last week for more than seven years for his part in a sophisticated drugs operation which saw crystal meth imported into West Yorkshire.

The drugs gang sold over 1kg of drugs worth tens of thousands of pounds, including cocaine and ecstasy, throughout four months in 2017.

Police recovered drugs worth £61,000 and £45,037 in cash.

Manzoor, of Low Road in Dewsbury Moor, was recruited by ringleader Hassan Jalilian who was running the operation from his then-girlfriend’s flat in Leeds.

Jalilian leased commercial premises at Crown House in Leeds to run his drugs operation, Leeds Crown Court heard.

The 27-year-old, of Rawdon, ordered the crystal meth from the dark web and used crypto-currency bitcoin to pay for it, prosecutor Patrick Palmer said.

Jalilian would get parcels delivered from Canada and he was in the process of turning his drugs factory into a gym as a cover when Border Force officials intercepted several of the packages.

Former boxer and MMA fighter Manzoor was arrested in March 2017 when he drove a BMW whilst he was 10 times over the drug-drive limit. 

The car was full of drugs and cash, and Manzoor was hospitalised in a drug-induced coma before being arrested and then bailed.

Later, police raided his and his wife Razna Begum’s home and forced entry when the couple didn’t answer the door. They discovered a large amount of cash, a pair of latex gloves covered in cocaine, white powder in the bedroom and another bag containing 5g of cocaine worth £500.

A burner phone belonging to Manzoor showed threats he made to a customer over a £630 debt, while Begum’s handbag contained a large amount of cash and a receipt for £756 for a luxury hotel in London. Begum, 25, denied knowing that there were drugs in the house and Manzoor made no comment during his police interview.

He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine,  crystal meth, 4-Chloromethcath-inone and possession of criminal property. He was jailed for seven years and four months.

Begum admitted a charge of possession of criminal property and was sentenced to a 12-month community order and ordered to complete a 10-day rehabilitation activity requirement.

The gang were jailed for a total of more than 30 years.

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