An ill wind sends heroin dealer to prison
14 October 2014, 20:59
London - A British man has been jailed for eight years and six months after police caught him trying to dispose of a heroin stash during a high-speed chase, only for it to blow back into his face.
Tabraiz Hussain, 34, was driving a car through Middlesbrough, north east England, carrying around one kilo of heroin in a McDonald's paper bag when police began to follow him, the Daily Telegraph reported on Tuesday.
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After giving chase, police finally caught up with Hussain, who was covered in the drug after he tried unsuccessfully to throw the heroin out of the car window.
Officers used a vacuum cleaner to retrieve the drug, with a street value of around 97,000 ($154,000, 122,000 euros), which had also been partly scattered over the road.
Hussain admitted possession of a class A drug with intent to supply and dangerous driving. Judge Simon Bourne-Arton, sitting at Teesside Crown Court, sentenced him to eight years and six months in prison.