12 years for man caught with heroin worth £2.7m


A drug dealer who was caught with heroin worth £2.7m in his Bedford home has been jailed.

Aamad Ali Butt, 30, from Rotterdam, Holland, was arrested after 28kg of heroin was discovered in bags at his home in Castle Lane on 24 April.

Detectives from Bedfordshire Police’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit began investigating and he was charged with being concerned in the supply of heroin.

He pleaded guilty at Luton Crown Court and was sentenced to 12 years today (Friday).

Detective Inspector Paul Baron said: “This was a huge haul of drugs which had the potential to bring misery through its use and associated criminality in communities across Bedfordshire.

“We will not tolerate the use and supply of drugs and will continue to work hard to protect the public and fight crime. “However, we need help from members of the public and I would urge people with any information about this type of crime to call police.

“This case should serve as a warning to anyone involved in such crime faces being put before the courts and a considerable amount of time behind bars.”

Anyone with any information about the use and supply of drugs should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.