"Inside Javed's home, officers seized £2,475 in cash."
Sibtain Javed, aged 33, of Bury, was jailed for five years after he led a lucrative ‘Gucci line’ drugs gang.
He was the ringleader of the drugs ring that flooded the streets of Bury with heroin and cocaine.
Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court heard he ran the ‘Gucci line’ in the town.
When police caught up with Javed in June 2020, they found him in possession of a huge stash of Class A drugs and cash.
Heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis with a value of £14,390 were all found inside a Mazda parked near Javed’s home.
As part of Operation Leyland, Javed was arrested in June 2020 following “reports of significant drug dealing” in Bury.
Officers from GMP’s Challenger team discovered drugs, including 276 wraps of heroin and 372 wraps of cocaine, and £2,475 in cash at his home and in various vehicles.
Police also found Javed in possession of a burner-style Nokia mobile phone, linked to the Gucci line operation.
Javed pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply.
His accomplice Iman Ali pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A and Class B drugs.
Javed was sentenced to five years in prison.
Ali, aged 41, of Bury, received a 21-month prison sentence, suspended for two years. He was also made subject to a curfew requirement.
Simon Jones, of GMP’s Operation Challenger in Bury, said:
“Sibtain Javed was responsible for running a highly lucrative drugs line in Bury known as the ‘Gucci line’.”
“He was found in possession of a burner-style Nokia mobile phone and this was later identified by detectives from Bury’s Organised Crime Unit as the number attributed to the Gucci line.
“A search upon arrest also revealed a car key to a Mazda parked up in close proximity to Javed’s home address.
“The vehicle was searched and a large quantity of heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis was recovered valued at £14,390.
“Inside Javed’s home, officers seized £2,475 in cash.
“His arrest and subsequent sentence is a significant result against organised crime in the area, as well as taking a large amount of drugs off the street.”
A previous drugs case saw Mansoor Kiani jailed for 15 years and six months.
The Luton-based criminal used an encrypted tool to communicate with other criminals.
Kiani flaunted his ill-gotten wealth, with videos showing him pouring champagne over Rolex watches and being driven in a Ferrari.