A drug dealer was busted after cops found a cardboard box containing £150,000 of cash in his car. Tanvir Khaliq, 44, has now been jailed for more than five years.

His Vauxhall Corsa was stopped by officers in Long Lane,  on July 5 last year after they smelt cannabis. They found a bag containing the Class B drug in his footwell and a further search uncovered the box, containing £149,850 in cash.

Meanwhile officers also found £1,340 on his person, which was seized along with a mobile phone and key to a Renault. West Midlands Police then searched Khaliq’s home, in Bearmore Road, Cradley Heath, , where they found a small amount of cannabis.


But parked nearby was a red Renault Clio, which was opened using the key Khaliq had been carrying, and inside officers found two blocks of cocaine.

The Class A drug was forensically analysed and the blocks were found to weigh about 2kg and had a street value of about £90,000. Khaliq was charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine, money laundering and possession of cannabis.

He admitted the charges in court and was jailed for five years and one month at Warwick Crown Court last Tuesday, May 10. DCI Leanne Lowe, from the Regional Organised Crime Unit, said: “Khaliq was clearly dealing in a significant amounts of drugs which we’ve now seized, stopping them from getting on to our streets.

The cash seized by police
The cash seized by police (Image: West Midlands Police)