A forgetful drug dealer who tried to board a flight at Birmingham Airport with a wrap of heroin in his baggage which led police to find over £300,000 at his property has been jailed for 12 years.
Majid Hussain, 41, is believed to have forgotten that he had the class A drug in his carry-on bag when he tried to board a flight to Pakistan in February.
He was stopped by security and arrested by the police who later searched his home and found weapons and ammunition along with £300,000 pounds cash.
Police who searched his house also found a suitcase hidden in his bed which contained a kilo of heroin with a street value of £18,000.
They also found a stun gun which was disguised as a mobile phone, a semi-automatic handgun and an air pistol.
Police only stumbled on Hussain’s operation because of the initial wrap of heroin that the forgetful drug dealer forgot to remove from his bag.
Hussain admitted possession of a disguised firearm; possession of a prohibited firearm; possession of ammunition; possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply; and possession of criminal property at Birmingham Crown Court.
Judge Patrick Thomas QC described his accessibility to such weapons and drugs as a ‘toxic’ combination before sentencing him to 12 years.
Det Con Andrew Mitcham, said: “Thanks to the diligence of the staff at Birmingham Airport we have been able to expose and convict one of Birmingham’s high-level drug dealers.
“The evidence we uncovered during the search at Majid Hussain’s home in Saltley clearly demonstrates that he was involved in supplying heroin across the city.
“We have taken an illegal firearm, ammunition and other dangerous items off the streets as well as securing a lengthy prison sentence against a very dangerous man.”