Majid Hussain jailed after heroin, handgun and money found in Birmingham home
A drug dealer has been jailed after a "forgotten" wrap of heroin found in his bag at Birmingham Airport led police to uncover a stash of drugs, money and weapons at his home.
Police believe Majid Hussain "simply forgot" about the class A drug in his carry-on bag as he tried to board a flight to Pakistan in February.
Officers later recovered a handgun, £300,000, ammunition, and kilo of heroin from his Birmingham home.
He was jailed for 12 years on Monday.
The heroin, with estimated street value of £18,000, was found in a suitcase under his bed, along with a stun-gun disguised as a mobile phone and an air pistol, West Midlands Police said.
The 41-year-old, of Nansen Road, admitted five charges - including possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply and possession of criminal property - on the first day of his trial at Birmingham Crown Court.
Det Con Andrew Mitcham, said: "Thanks to the diligence of the staff at Birmingham Airport we have been able to expose and convict one of Birmingham's high-level drug dealers.
"The evidence we uncovered during the search at Majid Hussain's home in Saltley clearly demonstrates that he was involved in supplying heroin across the city.
"We have taken an illegal firearm, ammunition and other dangerous items off the streets as well as securing a lengthy prison sentence against a very dangerous man."