A drug dealer with links to a £10million criminal empire was brought down by a simple Deliveroo bag.
Hamza Badawi, 25, is now behind bars after his fingerprints were found on snap bags containing £10,000 worth of cannabis.
The fast food bag containing the cannabis was found after a high speed car chase through the streets of Salford, Greater Manchester, after which the bag was abandoned.
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According to the Manchester Evening News, Badawi was part of a network run by brothers Mohammed and Ebrahim Sadigh.
Several Class A drugs, including cocaine, MDMA and ketamine, were also found in the bag although Badawi is not thought to have been involved in that part of the business.
Manchester Crown Court heard how the man was allegedly only involved in the gang for a matter of “weeks” in 2017.
Police initially tried to arrest him in December 2020 but he was not at home – and it took a further two years to find him in a flat in Salford Quays.
Inside the flat was £30,000 in cash and designer clothes worth more than £5,000.
His lawyer, Simon Hustler, said that the man was at the “bottom end” of the drugs gang.
He pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply cannabis and has been jailed for 27 months.
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At a previous sentencing hearing in January, fellow gang members Mohammed Sadigh, 30, and Ebrahim Sadigh, 22, both of Quantock Street, Moss Side, were jailed for 11 and seven years respectively after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, MDMA, cannabis and ketamine.
Police believe they were linked to the supply of up to £10m worth of illegal drugs from 2017 to 2020.
Hamza Azouz, 31, of Mardy Street, Cardiff, was jailed for six years.
He also admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine, MDMA, cannabis and ketamine.
Illyas Abudaber, 23, was jailed for 12 years, and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, MDMA, cannabis and ketamine, as well as a string of further offences, including possession of a loaded firearm.
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