10k Drugs Stash Discovered
A convicted drug dealer from Birmingham is back in prison after police caught him committing exactly the same offences that that saw him locked up for 18 months in 2012.
It was Groundhog Day for Mousin Jabbar who pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin at Birmingham Crown Court.
The 24-year-old was sentenced to three years behind bars – double the jail term he was handed for the same charges two years ago.
He was out on licence for those first offences in May this year when the car he was driving was spotted on Aldridge Road in the Perry Barr area of the city.
With intelligence linking the vehicle to drug dealing, it was stopped by officers who then detained Jabbar and took him to a police station for a thorough search.
Although he had nothing on him, a search of his Audi Q7 uncovered a wrap of cocaine which was found within a string pocket inside the boot.
Jabbar was immediately arrested on suspicion of drugs offences and a Renault branded car key was seized from him in the custody block.
Police attention then turned to his home address on Gainsborough Road in Great Barr – which was also searched – and a Renault Clio which was parked on the driveway.
There was nothing of note in the house but determined officers finally found what they were looking for when they uncovered more than £10,000 worth of Class A drugs in the rear foot well of the car.
They also discovered a bag which contained £6,795 in cash.
Jabbar said ‘no comment’ to every question when he was interviewed by police but pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine at court.
PC Luke Mincher, from Birmingham North Police, said: “He was doing exactly the same thing two years ago and he was caught when we found heroin and crack cocaine hidden up his backside.
“But he clearly hadn’t learnt his lesson and wanted to carry on making a living by selling Class A drugs, despite knowing the consequences. He’s now doing double the time.
“The problem for people like Mousin Jabbar is that we never rest on our laurels when it comes to targeting dealers. We’re committed to getting them off the streets and will always go after them unless they change their ways.”
He added: “The community plays a vital role in the work we do and we rely on people providing information to us about suspicious activity, so I would like to remind everyone to get in touch if they see anything they think we should know about.”
Members of the public can get in touch with their local neighbourhood team by calling 101 or via the West Midlands Police website. Alternatively you can provide information to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.