Drug dealers have been jailed for their involvement in a county lines drug operation in the West Midlands and Worcestershire. 

The County Line Taskforce brought down the illegal Class A supply line of crack cocaine and heroin that was in force earlier this summer. 

The drug network was known as the Max line and operated between Birmingham and Worcestershire. 

Dudley News: Abbas Iqbal was jailed for 11 years Abbas Iqbal was jailed for 11 years (Image: West Midlands Police)

Abbas Iqbal, aged 28, from Raeburn Road, Great Barr, was at the heart of the drugs chain but was busted following extensive investigation and phone enquiries. 

He was arrested in Great Barr in July with a search of his home uncovering £30,000 in cash and many home renovations despite claiming he was unemployed. 

Iqbal was also linked to an apartment in Digbeth where police found an associate, Hassan Rahman, inside the property. 

Drugs and equipment used in the preparation process were discovered along with a variety of mobile phones linking him to the supply line. 

Dudley News: Hassan Rahman was jailed for four years and 10 months Hassan Rahman was jailed for four years and 10 months (Image: West Midlands Police)

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “Drugs ruin lives and fuel further crime. We remain committed to shutting down drug networks across the region.

”We launched Operation Target earlier this year in a defiant stand against serious and organised crime offences from drug dealing and burglary to cyber crime and fraud. 

“This is all part of our ongoing work to catch offenders and keep you safe.” 

Abbas Iqbal, aged 29, of Raeburn Road, Great Barr, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and was jailed for 11 years at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday, December 18. 

Hassan Rahman, aged 21, of Frederick Road, Edgbaston, also admitted to the same offence and was jailed for four years and 10 months.