Convicted drug dealer Mohammed Khalil in a police mugshot

Drug dealer from Rochdale jailed for over nine years for supplying class A drugs worth £1.9m

  • Man from Rochdale sentenced to nine years in jail for possession of heroin
  • Also charged with driving while disqualified

A 40 year-old man from Rochdale has been sentenced to nine years and seven months in prison at for possession with intent to supply class heroin, as well as three counts of driving while disqualified.

Minshall Street Crown Court heard that police had observed Khalil Mohammed driving a van back and fourth from his home address, while repeatedly accessing the rear of the vehicle.

Mohammed was found on the police data base to have been disqualified from driving earlier in that year, on March 2022.

He was arrested for breaking driving disqualification regulations, and a set of keys to a Citroen Berlingo van were found by the police.

The police conducted a search of the van due to Mohammed’s breach of conduct, as well behaviour with repetitive driving sequences and access to the car boot.

GMP found 11 blocks and seven lozenge-shaped brown parcels hidden within the van.

Further testing and examination found they contained approximately 19 kilos of heroin, worth a street value of over £1.9m.

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Heroin found within the van

DC Robert O’Brien, of serious and organised crime, said: “This was a great result today. A significant amount of heroin has been stopped from hitting the streets and a dangerous drug dealer locked up.

“Greater Manchester Police are dedicated to stopping drug dealers in their tracks, before their ‘product’ becomes available to communities, and we would urge anyone who has any information regarding drug activities taking place in their area, to contact us.

“We can be contacted via our website, or by dialling 101. Information can also be passed anonymously through the independent charity – Crimestoppers – on 0800 555 11.”