tariq_alamA DRUG dealer is behind bars as part of a continuing operation to crack down on crime in Birmingham.

Tariq Alam, 47 from Nechells was jailed for two years and four months at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday 21 January.

The court heard how officers visited Alam’s address on Nechells Park Road as part of a routine enquiry in July last year.

Alam had panicked when seeing the officers at the door and had tried to hide the cache of drugs in the rear garden. After a search of his house and garden, heroin, mannitol – a sugar alcohol and caffeine with a street value of £45,000 were found.

Source and Full Story: West Midlands Police