Officers discovered lavish goods that Khan had purchased
Two drug dealers from Wolverhampton were jailed for a total of 19 years after they ran an empire, selling more than £1 million of heroin and cocaine.
Birmingham Crown Court heard that the proceeds were used to live a life of luxury.
Allah Ditta Khan was the ringleader and spent the money on expensive cars and designer clothes.
He and Abdul Rashid sold Class A drugs across the West Midlands, however, they were caught in January 2019 after police spotted them meeting a convicted drug dealer at a Wolverhampton car park.
The pair drove off but were soon stopped. Class A drugs were found on Khan and several phones were seized from the car.
Further investigations from the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) led to a warrant being executed at an address belonging to Khan.
Officers discovered lavish goods that Khan had purchased with the ill-gotten gains.
Officers found designer clothes, expensive watches and trainers, a Nissan GTR with a private registration plate and a diamond-encrusted pendant of a machine gun.
A bulletproof vest, illegally-held stun guns and pepper spray were also found.
Phone records revealed that Khan received regular messages from others who were believed to be his ‘drug runners’. Officers also found pictures of him wearing designer items.
A phone which belonged to Rashid was found to contain a daily log from January 2018 detailing how much heroin and cocaine had been sold.
Expert analysis valued the drugs trade to be at more than £1 million in just over a year.
Both men pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs across a two-year period.
Birmingham Mail reported that on Monday, February 24, 2020, the two drug dealers were sentenced.
Khan, aged 43, of Dunstall Road, was jailed for 11 years and six months. This included possession of firearms.
Rashid, aged 33, of Bright Street, was sentenced to seven years and six months in prison.
After sentencing, Detective Constable Yogi Mistry, of ROCU, said:
“Khan was at the very heart of this drugs network which is estimated to have been worth at least £1 million.
“Rashid worked on his behalf and would give daily updates on how much heroin and crack cocaine had been sold.
“Khan was living a luxury lifestyle which we fully believe was fuelled by his criminal ways and we are pursuing this under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).”