FOUR more drug dealers snared in an undercover police sting in Keighley have been imprisoned.

“Three strike” drug trafficker, Akash Hussain, was locked up for five years and eight months for four offences of selling heroin and crack cocaine on the town’s streets in September last year.

Hussain, 24, of Surrey Street, Stockbridge, Keighley, was a “runner” for the Baby supply line, prosecutor Paul Nicholson told Bradford Crown Court.

He was jailed for seven years, as a third strike Class A drug dealer, minus a 20 per cent discount for pleading guilty.

Hussain’s barrister, Imran Khan, said his client was a cannabis and cocaine user who ran up a debt he could not repay when he lost his job and was pressured to work for the drugs gang.

The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC, said Hussain was seen with a double handful of Class A drugs as he did his delivery rounds.

“You are somebody with your eyes wide open who chose to become involved in a slick and professional drugs supply operation,” the judge said.

Kaddar Hussain, 30, of Owl Street, Keighley, and Husnain Sardar, 22, of Carder Close, Nelson, Lancashire, were each jailed for 32 months.

Hussain admitted two offences of supplying Class A drugs and Sardar pleaded guilty to a single offence of supplying crack cocaine.

Both had a previous conviction for drug trafficking.

They worked for the Baby line, described by Judge Thomas as a very active line of supply during the police operation, between May and September last year.

Hussain’s barrister, Gerald Hendron, said his client was a drug addict who pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.

Shufqat Khan, for Sardar, said he was naive and had learning difficulties. He planned to start a new life in London with his partner and two young children.

Mohammed Saddique, 25, of Belgrave Road, Keighley, was jailed for 27 months.

He admitted four offences of supplying heroin and crack cocaine for the Khany line in June and August last year.

Saddique’s lawyer, Simon Hustler, said his client was “a delivery boy” for the drugs organisation, who had since organised charity football tournaments.

The four men were the latest defendants to be sentenced for their involvement in drugs supply lines that operated in broad daylight, causing misery for people in the community.

Code-named Operation Saucer Lake, the crackdown involved trapping the dealers using an undercover police officer who bought wraps of drugs openly sold in the town centre, including in parks and near to schools.

Sentencing other defendants at earlier court hearings, Judge Thomas said: “The terrible blight that is caused for society in general, and for so many individuals in particular, by the widespread misuse of class A drugs is widely known.

“The human misery, together with the considerable economic and social consequences, are truly awful.

“The drug dealing in these many cases almost universally took place in broad daylight in the middle of Keighley, in residential areas, and also in the town centre.”