Police seize Bradford drug dealing lieutenant’s Audi and find £427,000 hidden in it

An Audi car seized by police contained over £427,000 of drugs cash and an incriminating “ledger” detailing £800,000 worth of sales across Bradford, Halifax, Keighley and Doncaster.

Bradford Crown Court heard that after the car had been abandoned by Daanyal Yasin in July last year attempts were made to get into a secure vehicle depot to recover the valuable contents from the boot of the Audi.

After a failed attempted burglary at the depot, the criminals faked a vehicle registration document to try and get the Audi back, but that scheme was also thwarted.

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Yesterday 23-year-old Yasin, of Palin Avenue, Bradford, was jailed for a total of three years and two months after a judge said he had been “a trusted lieutenant” in the cannabis dealing conspiracy.

“The conspiracy to supply cannabis was undoubtedly well organised and undoubtedly highly lucrative,” said Judge Neil Davey QC.

He said the ledger found in the boot of the Audi revealed that various quantities of cannabis were being supplied to users in Bradford, Halifax, Keighley and Doncaster during a period between May 2019 and July last year.

“The value can be calculated,” said the judge.

“The figures referred to in that ledger producing total sales of over £800,000.”

Bradford Crown Court heard that after abandoning the Audi Yasin had contacted co-accused Sikander Khan, 38, and together with 35-year-old Mohammed Khan they used a BMW to “shadow” a recovery truck as it transported the Audi back to the secure depot.

Later that night Yasin and two others tried unsuccessfully to break into the compound and when police searched the Audi they found the cash and the “sales ledger” in the boot.

Judge Davey said Khizer Hussain, 39, and 35-year-old Asim Jhangir had then falsified the document so that Jhangir could try and get the Audi back by saying it was his car and it had been stolen in a robbery.

Khizer Hussain
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Yasin admitted charges of conspiracy to supply cannabis, conspiracy to commit burglary, possession of criminal property and an unrelated offence of dangerous driving, driving while over the drugs limit, driving without insurance and without a licence.

In addition to his 38-month prison sentence he was also banned from driving for 22 months and ordered to take an extended re-test.

Hussain, whose address was given as HMP Leeds, was jailed for a total of two years and nine months after he admitted conspiracy to commit burglary, possession of criminal property, and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Jhangir, of Roydstone Terrace, Bradford, admitted conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, but he was sentenced to a nominal one day in prison after the judge heard he had been recalled on prison licence and had already spent a lengthy period of time in custody following his arrest.

Mohammed Khan, of Fagley Road, Bradford, admitted conspiracy to supply cannabis and was sentenced to a 12-month community order which included 180 hours of unpaid work.

Sikander Khan, of Hodgson Avenue, Bradford, received a similar community order with 90 hours of unpaid work after admitted conspiracy to supply cannabis.

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YorkshireLive – Halifax