A pair of drug dealers who were caught red-handed with almost £200,000 of heroin in the footwell of their car were jailed for a total of more than 12 years yesterday.

Fazal Hussain (40) and Mohammed Akseem were swooped on by cops when they stopped to refuel their Honda Civic on the M6.
When police inspected their car they discovered 2kg of heroin in the car worth a staggering £198,000 when sold on the streets of Britain.
It is believed Hussain — who had a £300 a day drug habit — and Akseem were on their way to supply the narcotics to a dealer in another part of the country for street sale.
After the case it was revealed Akseem had been sentenced to eight years imprisonment at Reading Crown Court in 1998 for importing heroin through Heathrow Airport.
Hussain, of Cranbrook Street, Clarksfield, admitted one count of conspiracy to supply a class A drug and Mohammed Akseem, of Brompton, Street, Glodwick, admitted one count of possession with intent to supply.

Hussain was sentenced to six years in prison and Akseem was sentenced to six and a half years.

In sentencing, Judge Mushtaq Khokar told them: “I accept you were working under the direction of a third party.

“Your role was simply to collect the drug from one person and then distribute those drugs in some other part of the country.”

Earlier the court heard the incident occurred in March last year when Hussain was seen in a Honda Civic driven by Akseem by officers carrying out observations on Hussain.

The car was driven on to the M60 where the men were seen making a number of phone calls arranging where the heroin was to be dropped off.

They were seen heading south on the M6 and pulling into Knutsford service station where they began refuelling.

Mr Hussain went into the shop where police officers arrested him. He had £150 in cash on him.

Mr Akseem was arrested and was found with the heroin in the front passenger footwell.