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British Indian driver gets seven years in jail for drug possession

Sukhchain Dale was found with a large stash of Class A banned drugs after his van was pulled over by police on the highway near Birmingham in May

Sukhchain Dale (Photo: Twitter/@BrumPolice)

By: Pramod Thomas

A disqualified British Indian driver who was caught with more than £1 million worth of cocaine after being stopped by officers has been sentenced to seven years and four months.

Sukhchain Dale was found with a large stash of Class A banned drugs after his van was pulled over by police on the highway near Birmingham in May.

The haul which had a street value of over £1m was seized and the 36-year-old driver was arrested.

“Dale pleaded guilty to possession of drugs with intent to supply and disqualified driving and was jailed for seven years and four months at Birmingham Crown Court on 26 June,” West Midlands Police said in a statement.

“Drugs ruin lives and lead to further crime within our communities. We’re now running Operation Target in a tough stance against a range of serious offences – from drug dealing and burglary to cyber-crime and fraud.”

Under the ongoing Operation Target across the West Midlands region, police officers say they are using local intelligence, seizing goods, carrying out warrants and actively targeting suspects.

(PTI)

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