It looks like a scene from a Hollywood movie but this is the moment a man was caught on camera hurling bags of heroin worth £230,000 from a car window during a high-speed chase on the M6.
The extraordinary scenes were captured by West Midlands Police as they pursued two men on a stretch of the motorway near Chasewater, Cannock.
The minute-long footage shows the two men from Birmingham weaving through traffic in a grey Mazda 6, reaching speeds of over 100mph, as they attempted to evade the police.
A helicopter was also drafted in to help with the capture of the two men, which was part of a pre-planned drugs crackdown.
The pair had collected the heroin from Rochdale and they were on their way back to Birmingham when they were intercepted by police.
The chase itself lasted 28 minutes, ending when the driver of the Mazda unsuccessfully tried to overtake a police car and was boxed in by a number of other police vehicles, forcing it to stop by the side of the road.
Paul Duckworth, 31, of Folkestone Croft, Bromford and Mohamed Kabbar, 25, of Church Street Lozells were arrested following the incident back in July.
The two men have now been sentenced at Staffordshire Crown court. Duckworth, who police discovered was a heroin addict, received a 15-month sentence for heroin possession, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance. Kabbar was sentenced to five years in prison for possession with intent to supply heroin.
PC Nick McCullogh from Handsworth police station, who investigated the case said, “They were carrying heroin destined for communities in Birmingham, which would have had a devastating impact on users, and their family and friends.
“We are satisfied with the sentences handed to Kabbar and Duckworth, which we hope deters others from drug dealing or in the case of Duckworth, from being used as a mule to transport drugs across the country.”Reuse content