A man has been jailed for more than six years after he ordered a kilo of heroin hidden in clothing to be delivered to a Slough address.

Mohammed Aziz, 29, of Thornhill Road, Handsworth, near Birmingham, had ordered the package of class A drugs, which had a street value of around £350,000, to be delivered from Pakistan contained within leather jackets.

Despite living in Birmingham, Aziz sent the package to a friend’s address in King Edward Street, where he intended to collect it upon delivery.

But detectives from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) were aware of his plans and arrested Aziz when he arrived to pick up the package.

He was jailed for six years and nine months last Friday after pleading guilty to a charge of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Detective Inspector Graham Curtis, from SEROCU’s investigations team, said: “Heroin is one of the most destructive and dangerous drugs available, and its use has a far-reaching impact on communities across the country.

“It’s vital that we stop the individuals looking to profit from selling the substance and by detaining dealers such as Aziz we are making it harder for those intent on selling the drug to operate.

“We continue to work incredibly hard to apprehend such criminals, however I would urge members of the public to contact their local police force if they think drug dealing is happening in their area.”