Dealer with £200k of heroin told to expect long jail term

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A DRUG dealer who was caught by police carrying £200,000 worth of heroin has been warned to expect a lengthy prison sentence.

Mohammed Riaz, 40, was yesterday found guilty at the High Court in Edinburgh of being involved in the supply of the Class A substance.

Riaz, of Winslow, Cheshire, was snared after detectives spotted him picking up two kilos of the narcotic from a contact in the Capital in July 2009. Officers followed his vehicle and saw him transporting the drug through Bathgate, West Lothian, and Glasgow.

Crown Office lawyers have also served Riaz with documents stating they intend to use Proceeds of Crime legislation to seize cash from him.

Members of Riaz’s family wept in the public gallery as a judge told him that he would defer sentence for reports.