A Doncaster man has been jailed for nine years for his role in major plot to deal heroin and cocaine worth millions of pounds.
Sajaad Malik, aged 31, and co-accused Gary Wayne Jones, aged 48, were both convicted after a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court this week.
They were convicted on two counts each of conspiring to supply controlled class A drugs, namely heroin and cocaine.
Malik, of Cantley Lane, Cantley, was jailed for nine years, while Jones, of Finchley Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham, was given a nine-and-a-half-year prison sentence.
The prosecution followed an investigation by the National Crime Agency.
Jones and Malik were arrested in Chequer Road, Doncaster, on July 7, 2015 by officers from the NCA. Jones had previously arrived in Doncaster by train from Birmingham.
Had we not intervened I’m certain these drugs would’ve ended up being sold on our streetsRob Lewin, head of the NCA’s Specialist Operations Unit
Around 10 kilos of heroin and 10 kilos of cocaine were seized, with a combined potential street value of £2.2 million.
Jones pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.
Malik pleaded not guilty but was found guilty following a trial on Thursday, November 12.
Rob Lewin, head of the NCA’s Specialist Operations Unit, said: “These men were involved in distributing large quantities of class A drugs, with street values in the millions.
“Had we not intervened I’m certain these drugs would’ve ended up being sold on our streets, fuelling further criminality.
“The NCA and our law enforcement partners are determined to do all we can to disrupt and dismantle the organised crime groups involved in drug supply, and put those involved before the courts.”