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Crime'Greedy' Rochdale drug dealer jailed for seven years

‘Greedy’ Rochdale drug dealer jailed for seven years

A Rochdale drug dealer has been jailed after being caught with £10,000 of class A drugs in his car.
Shabaz Ali, also known as “Greeneyes” (32) of Deeplish Road, was sentenced to seven years in prison.

He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs, dangerous driving, and driving whilst disqualified.

Back in November 2023, police spotted a suspicious white VW Golf GTI on Kingsway in Rochdale. The car failed to stop, and a pursuit was authorised.

Ali reached speeds exceeding 90mph in 30mph speed limit zones, continuing through local housing estates until he collided with a curb and fled.

Ali tried to run, but officers were on his tail and with assistance from the National Police Air Service, caught him hiding in the back garden of a nearby residential property, where he was promptly arrested (pictured).

A search of Ali’s car found a substantial amount of class A drugs—specifically crack cocaine and heroin. A total of 814 individual wraps were recovered, along with an additional package containing enough heroin for a further 130 individual wraps. The total haul is valued at around £10,000.

Detective sergeant Gabe Gibson, from Rochdale’s Challenger Organised Crime Team, said: “Ali’s reckless actions and outrageous display of driving endangered innocent members of the public.

“The recovery of £10k worth of class A drugs showed the true nature of his greedy mindset – making vast sums of money via the abhorrent trade of selling heroin and crack cocaine on the streets of Rochdale.

“Collaboration with GMP’s Force County Lines and Tactical Vehicle Intercept Unit allowed for overwhelming evidence to be presented, ultimately leading to Ali pleading guilty.

“Whilst Ali contemplates his actions over the next several years from the confines of his cell, we remain committed to relentlessly pursuing those involved in drug supply and organised crime across Rochdale.”

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