By Grahame Anderson
South Tyneside drugs fiend Mubinar Rahman is facing a long jail sentence after admitting trafficking drugs and possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply.
The 25-year-old from Henry Nelson Street in South Shields has been responsible for posting Class A drugs worth thousands of pounds across the world.
National Crime Agency investigators conducting a thorough search of his home discovered
receipts for parcels being sent with a total weight of 157kg. Recovered packages revealed onward destinations in Hong Kong, America, Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, Israel, Norway and the UK.
In fact, 39 packages were intercepted by the NCA and Border Force between June 27 and July 27 this year, carrying a street value of £786,000 and weighing 83kg in total.
On 28 July NCA officers looked on as Rahman parked his 2010 BMW outside a flat in Marlborough Court, Washington, Tyne and Wear, before entering the property. They arrested him as he came back out.
On searching the car they found 10 parcels addressed to international recipients – officers also discovered drug packaging equipment, heat-sealing and vacuum packing equipment and a label printer and laptop along with 100kg of pre-cursor cutting agents and 25kg of MDMA.
Rahman refused to answer questions in his custody interview.
NCA operations manager, Julie Booker, said: “Organised criminal networks often exploit infrastructure like the post and fast parcel system to move their illicit commodities around.
“Working with our partners at the Border Force, a significant amount of Class A has been removed and along with that, we’ve stopped those profits from going back into the crime group.”
Minister for Immigration Compliance and Courts, Chris Philp, added: “These seizures show that Border Force is on constant alert to stop the supply of damaging Class A drugs, not just in the UK but across the world.
“Anyone involved in this despicable trade can expect to be caught and brought to justice.”
Rahman appeared at Newcastle Crown Court and admitted trafficking drugs and possession of Class A with intent to supply. He has previous convictions for dealing drugs, and will appear in court for sentencing on December 23rd.