County lines drugs boss who called himself ‘Snowman 24’ and took pictures of bundles of cash and designer watches in luxury cars is jailed with his brother for total of 18 years
- Mohammed Awais Khan and Mohammed Luqman Khan ran cocaine empire
- They flaunted their wealth while flooding Stoke-on-Trent with Class A drugs
- Both charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs – and pleaded guilty
- Mohammed Awais, 27, was jailed for 11 years and six months
- His brother Mohammed Luqman was caged for seven years and two months
A county lines drugs boss who called himself ‘Snowman 24’ has been jailed along with his brother for a total of 18 years over their cocaine empire.
Mohammed Awais Khan, 27, and Mohammed Luqman Khan, 24, lived a flashy lifestyle and took pictures of bundles of cash in their luxury cars while wearing expensive designer watches.
The brothers flaunted their wealth while flooding Stoke-on-Trent with Class A drugs through a ‘D Drugs Line’ from their home in Smethwick, West Mids, a court heard.
They would arrange to meet drug users outside shops and pubs and would also deliver to home addresses around Stoke and Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs.
Mohammed Awais even referred to himself as ‘Snowman 24’ – boasting he could supply cocaine 24 hours a day.
Mohammed Awais Khan (left) was jailed for 11 years and 6 months and Mohammed Luqman Khan (right) was jailed for seven years and two months
They were arrested when police swooped on Mohammed Awais’s home in January and recovered a drugs line phone next to the driving licence of his younger brother.
Officers then detained Mohammed Luqman and the pair were both charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs.
The siblings pleaded guilty to the charges at Wolverhampton Crown Court and were jailed for a total of 18 years.
Mohammed Awais was jailed for 11 years and six months and Mohammed Luqman was caged for seven years and two months.
The brothers took pictures of bundles of cash in their luxury cars while wearing expensive designer watches
They boasted of their luxury lifestyle while running a county lines cocaine empire
The court heard communications data evidence showed the brothers had sent bulk messages to drugs users offering the supply of cocaine.
Officers obtained phone evidence showing a drug dealing list of how much money they were making and messages where Awais Khan referred to himself as ‘Snowman 24’.
Phones recovered during the investigation also showed images of large bundles of cash, expensive watches and high performance vehicles.
Detective Superintendent Syed Hussain, West Midlands Police lead for County Lines, said: ‘County Lines drug dealers like the Khan brothers ruin lives and our officers from the County Lines Taskforce worked hard to stop them and bring them to justice.
‘County Lines gangs should know they are in our sights and our work goes on 24/7 throughout the year to stop them.
‘Communities are left destroyed by County Lines and we are determined to stop people like the Khan brothers from profiting from the misery of others.’