Henna Ashraf displayed her wealth together with taking photos inside her flash Mercedes automotive on Snapchat
A Birmingham drug supplier who flaunted her luxurious way of life on Snapchat is dealing with jail. She has develop into the primary lady throughout West Midlands Police power space to be convicted of working a County Lines medicine operation on her personal.
Henna Ashraf, 25, from Harborne, displayed her wealth together with taking photos inside her flash Mercedes automotive and posting photographs of bundles of money on the social media app Snapchat.
Ashraf additionally visited the plush space of Knightsbridge in London, the place she would spend £500 on a haircut at an upmarket salon.
Her cash was made by promoting Class A medication within the English Riviera city of Torquay – over 180 miles from the place she lives.
The 25-year-old, from Croftdown Street, Harborne, was working what she termed the ‘Mase Line’ from Birmingham all the best way right down to the Devon city.
She was noticed driving down the M5 on December 9, 2020. She was driving from her Birmingham residence in a silver Mercedes automotive to Torquay when police from Avon and Somerset stopped her close to to junction 24.
She panicked because the police swooped and an object was seen being thrown from the motive force’s aspect of her car. The merchandise wasn’t recovered however is believed to be a package deal containing class A medication.
Ashraf ultimately stopped the automotive and supplied false particulars of her mom’s identify at first.
Inside her automotive, a broken Nokia cell phone was discovered. It was folded in half after which wedged between the seats and the centre console. “This had clearly been completed in an effort to disguise the cellphone and try and destroy any potential proof,” West Midlands Police stated.
Regardless of snapping the handset, the IMEI was nonetheless seen and this was confirmed to be the related handset for the Nokia cell phone getting used for the ‘MASE’ medicine line.
Ashraf was arrested and brought into custody. West Midlands Police investigated and found the cellphone had been in use since a minimum of August 14, 2020 till December 9, 2020. Telecommunication enquiries led to the identification of burner telephones typically related to such a legal exercise.
Textual content messages had been obtained which had been despatched from the cellphone with one saying “Finest each offers cal now fats bits.” Drug sellers generally use this terminology to seek advice from heroin and crack cocaine.
This message was despatched to 40 separate contacts on the October 7, 2020 between 10.07pm and 10.08pm.
Different messages referring to offers had been additionally despatched together with “On now better of each cal now offers” whereas different messages had been despatched revealing the distinctive Mase branding of the medicine line together with “On with each cal now fats bits offers mase line.”
“We had been left in little question that these messages had been promoting class A medication, heroin and crack cocaine on the market and once we searched her bed room we discovered an extra cellphone additionally containing messages of an analogous nature.
“After we appeared into her private cellphone we noticed she had despatched a number of snapchat messages boasting about her profitable life as a drug supplier together with photos of bundles of money she had constituted of her legal good points,” the police stated.
Ashraf was convicted of caring within the provide of crack cocaine and heroin between August 14, 2020 and December 9, 2020 following a trial at Birmingham Crown Courtroom. She shall be sentenced on December 2 and faces a jail sentence.
Detective Superintendent Syed Hussain, West Midlands Police lead for County Traces, stated: “County Traces gangs ought to know they’re in our sights and our work goes on 24/7 all year long to cease them.
“Ashraf was uncommon in being a lone lady heading a County Traces medicine operation and we’re delighted to have labored with our colleagues at Avon and Somerset Police to place an finish to this medicine line and safe a profitable conviction at court docket.
“Communities are left destroyed by County Traces and we’re decided to cease individuals like Ashraf from taking advantage of the distress of others.
“We work with a raft of companions and native authorities in addition to charities and we attempt to increase consciousness of most people in order that they’ll develop into extra conscious of the hazards related to County Traces and exploitation.”
Individuals with details about County Traces drug dealing ought to contact West Midlands Police through Reside Chat on their website or by calling 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.