Police officers pulled over a man on the M6 motorway to find £1.7 million worth of heroin in his car boot.

He was sentenced to 11 years in prison at Birmingham crown court.

Jahnger Ahmed, 41, was on his way towards Birmingham when officers pulled him over after his car was flagged to the supply of controlled drugs.

Officers searched Ahmed’s VW passat and became suspicious of a compartment that was concealing two black canvas bags that had £1.7million worth of Class A Drugs hidden inside.

Boot of the VW Passat where the drugs were concealed.

The police found 19 blocks of heroin with a wholesale value of £344,000 and a street value of £1,775,000.

Heroin seized by the police on a M6 bust.

DC Chris Woodward from the Force CID team said: “This was a significant haul of heroin which no doubt would have ended up on the streets of the West Midlands.

“It had the potential to cause widespread harm within communities in the Midlands.

“It’s a clear message, if we suspect you of being involved in illegal activity, we will get you.”

Jahnger Ahmed of Bordesely Green was imprisoned for 11 years for possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: “He was stopped in his car by officers on the M6 motorway travelling towards Birmingham in January, after information linked his Volkswagen Passat car to the supply of controlled drugs.

“On searching the car, officers became suspicious of an area in the boot which was found to be a sophisticated compartment made of plywood which was concealing two black canvas bags full of heroin.

“It’s a clear message, if we suspect you of being involved in illegal activity, we will get you.”

According to National Crime Agency, drug trafficking costs Britain over £10billion per year.

Every year, over 25 tons of cocaine is imported in to the UK.

The UK drug market has become the hot bed for criminals all over the world as UK has some of the highest users of drugs and the street value of drugs are some of the highest in Europe.

If you have witnessed a drug related crime you should contact the police on 101 or alternatively you can anonymously contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.