A MAJOR Bury drug dealer has been jailed after police smashed his 'Gucci line' business.

Sibtain Javed was the ring leader of the lucrative operation in the town, supplying drugs such as heroin and cocaine.

Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court heard how Sibtain Javed was arrested as part of Operation Leyland in June 2020 after reports of significant drug dealing in the area.

Javed, aged 33, of New Cateaton Street, Bury, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply and was jailed for five years.

His accomplice, Iman Ali, aged 41, of Killon Street, Bury, was jailed for 21 months, suspended for two years with a curfew requirement, after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of class A and class B drugs.

Officers from GMP's Challenger team had found drugs, including 276 wraps of heroin and 372 wraps of cocaine, and cash at his home and in various vehicles.

Police also found Javed in possession of a mobile phone linked to the Gucci line operation.

DC Simon Jones, from Greater Manchester Police's Operation Challenger in Bury, said: "Sibtain Javed was responsible for running a highly lucrative drugs line in Bury known as the 'Gucci line'.

"He was found in possession of a burner-style Nokia mobile phone and this was later identified by detectives from Bury's Organised Crime Unit as the number attributed to the Gucci line.

"A search upon arrest also revealed a car key to a Mazda parked up in close proximity to Javed's home address.

"The vehicle was searched and a large quantity of heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis was recovered valued at £14,390. Inside Javed's home, officers seized £2,475 in cash.

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Javed's drugs

"His arrest and subsequent sentence is a significant result against organised crime in the area, as well as taking a large amount of drugs off the street."