Lancashire cabbie caught ferrying a kilo of heroin to Bradford location

Khuram Riaz, 30, a cab driver from Nelson, Lancashire, has been sentenced to five years in prison for ferrying £25,000 worth of heroin to a location in Bradford.

Riaz was convicted by a jury at Bradford Crown Court of transporting the 1 kilo package of Class A drugs to Safraz Rabnawaz who was located at his sports supplements store, Body Fuel, in Lilycroft Road, Bradford.

Plain clothes officers swooped in on the address and arrested both men. Riaz struggled with the officers during the arrest which occurred at 3pm on 2 July, 2018.

He denied conspiring with Rabnawaz and others to bring the drugs into Bradford.

Riaz claimed he had known Rabnawaz, a weight trainer, from childhood and had bought steroids and protein shakes from his shop in the past.

Riaz said he struggled during the arrest and attempted to escape because he thought the arresting officers were robbers and burglars because they wore masks and baseball caps.

He was successfully convicted after his DNA was found on a gilet that the drugs were seized from.

It was not confirmed whether Riaz held a hackney carriage licence or a private hire driver licence.

Image credit: West Yorkshire Police

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