Rameez Ajaib had hidden five kilos of cocaine and two bags of heroin.
An Asian man has received a jail sentence for hiding drugs in his wardrobe, which had an estimated street value of over £200,000.
28-year-old Rameez Ajaib had looked after heroin and cocaine for a drug gang by hiding it at his Walsall home.
He admitted to possessing heroin and cocaine with an intent to supply between March and 7th July 2016, as well as 17th November. The judge handed him a sentence of five years for his crime.
Police made the discovery after they raided his home on 17th November 2016. The Asian man reportedly told the officers to check in his bedroom and subsequently, they found the drugs. Rameez Ajaib had hidden five kilos of cocaine in the bottom of his wardrobe.
Police also found two bags of heroin. One of which had been opened.
The cocaine has been valued at roughly £250,000. Meanwhile, the heroin had a street value of £5,000. After the discovery, police arrested the Asian man.
In Rameez Ajaib’s trial, he claimed that he struggled with debts, resulted from gambling. The Asian man added that his debts also came from paying a trip for his wife to travel to Pakistan for her ill father.
Despite his defence, Judge Philip Parker QC sentenced him to five years in prison. In the trial, Judge Philip Parker said:
“You had sufficient seniority to open a package of heroin with impunity.
“It may be you were not going to retail the drugs but you were, at the very least, storing them for substantial financial gain and not the mount of money you have mentioned. You were playing a significant role.”
The raid itself took place after police discovered Rameez Ajaib’s fingerprints on a parcel, containing almost pure cocaine. Officers confirmed three fingerprints on the parcel belonged to him, which were discovered in an earlier raid at a flat on 7th July 2016.
They also found drugs, including heroin, crack and cocaine, stashed under beds and in a car, parked outside the flat.
This drug haul followed after a nine-month police operation. It began as drug dealers sold undercover officers heroin in Caldmore.
Altogether, the police operation witnessed 13 gang members receiving jail sentences, ranging from 18 months to 11 years.