Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mahfooz Ahmed a Government drugs counsellor jailed for running heroin empire - 2nd Aug 2011

A Government drugs counsellor who became a key player in a multi-million-pound heroin smuggling operation after falling on hard times has been jailed.

Law graduate Mahfooz Ahmed, of Halifax, West Yorkshire, was a respected figure who carried out research for the Government into substance abuse and even visited schools to talk about the dangers of drugs.

However he became embroiled in drug dealing after getting into financial difficulty, suffering a catastrophic fall from grace.

When customs officers found heroin worth £1.36million in a suitcase he had been carrying, Ahmed became a fugitive and went on the run for five years, committing further offences while he was a wanted man.

He eventually became the subject of a European Arrest Warrant over his involvement in a major conspiracy to smuggle the class A drug from Turkey into Britain via mainland Europe. Read More