Man wanted for supplying drugs to Gloucester jailed
A wanted man arrested in Calais last October has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years for his part in a conspiracy to supply cannabis from the West Midlands to Gloucester. The other nine members of the organised crime group were sentenced to a total of 70 years in June 2018 following an investigation that saw £72,000 worth of cocaine, £55,000 worth of cannabis and £49,500 worth of cash seized.
Asim Khan, 35, from Fulham Road in Sparkhill, Birmingham, was arrested as he tried to travel back to the UK. He later pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cannabis, possession of cannabis with intent to supply, possession of criminal property, namely £8,000 cash, and breach of a suspended sentence.
He was sentenced at Gloucester Crown Court on Friday (7 February).
Detective Inspector Charlotte Tucker from the SW ROCU, said: “Mr Khan played a key role in the group’s cannabis conspiracy, supplying kilo quantities of the drug from his base in the West Midlands to Gloucester using other members of the group to collect and distribute the drugs.
“He left the UK when we made a number of arrests but has been marked as wanted since. His attempt to travel back via Calais was brought to an end by officers from Kent Police and he has been remanded in custody since.”