Leeds drug dealer behind bars after being caught with £ 500,000 of cocaine
A Leeds man has been jailed for ten and a half years after police found £ 500,000 worth of cocaine in his possession.
Shezan Ali, 35, was arrested during an operation on April 7 in which officers recovered 7 kg of Class A drugs from his house on Roundhay Road and his car parked outside.
Six kilograms of drugs were found in his car parked at the scene and nearly an additional kilogram was found at the scene.
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Several thousand pounds in cash were also recovered and Ali was subsequently charged with possession with intent to supply a class A drug and money laundering.
He admitted both offenses and was sentenced today by Leeds Crown Court.
Chief Detective Inspector Andrew Howard of Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Organized Crime Unit said: “Ali has been brought to justice thanks to the detailed investigation carried out by the ROCU which saw a large quantity of class drugs. Withdrawn from the streets.
“Drugs such as cocaine have no place in our communities and Ali deserves to be in jail for his offense. He now has time to reflect on the consequences of his actions.
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“I would like to thank our partners from the National Crime Agency, the Leeds Serious and Organized Crime Unit, the Leeds District Crime Team as well as other colleagues from the West Yorkshire Operations and Firearms Support Units. Once again, our strong partnership work has resulted in another positive outcome for the communities of Yorkshire and the Humber region. “