Two men guilty of "cutting drugs on an industrial scale" have been jailed for more than 20 years. Dealers Mohammed Tanvir and Mohammed Sirfraz were arrested after officers found more than six kilos of heroin at an address in St Saviours Road in Alum Rock on May 30 last year.
Bags of caffeine – a common drugs mixing agent – drugs presses and a large electric mixer were also found inside the property. Tanvir – who was being tracked by police on suspicion of running a drug supply chain – had stepped from the property moments earlier, while Sirfraz was found inside hoovering powder from a bedroom floor.
Analysis of a mobile phone seized from the 33-year-old showed it had been in contact with another number in a handset consistent with the movements of the Passat.
Both went on to admit possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply and at Birmingham Crown Court on March 6.
Tanvir was jailed for 13-and-a-half years and 43-year-old Sirfraz, of no fixed address, was handed an eight-year prison term.