Two drug traffickers from the West Midlands were jailed after they were caught with a suitcase-full of heroin at Heathrow Airport.
Abid Hussain and Janger Khan were stopped as they tried to drive off from Terminal 4 with a massive ten kilo of heroin street value of £968,000 that was stashed in a suitcase.
Hussain, of Wells Avenue in Wednesbury, was picking up his accomplice Khan after he arrived on a flight from Pakistan.
The pair were about to leave the airport car park on July 22 2018, when they were stopped by officers from the Met Police Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).
Hussain, 50, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking offences on the first day of the trial.
He was sentenced to eight years and one month at Blackfriars Crown Court.
The jury found 55-year-old Khan guilty in less than two hours, returning with a unanimous verdict.
Khan, of William Cook Road in Ward End, was jailed for eight years and-a-half years.
Matt McMillan, OCP Operations Manager, said: “These sentences reflect the severity of Hussain and Khan’s criminality and should act as a deterrent for those involved in the supply of drugs.
“Drugs are a blight on communities, fuel gang violence and exploit venerable people. The OCP will continue to investigate those involved in this serious criminality.”