A 30-year-old man who fled to Pakistan to avoid facing court over drug charges has been jailed.

Fahan Khan, of Floyer Road, Birmingham, was found guilty in absentia by unanimous jury verdict of two counts of conspiracy to supply a controlled drug of class A namely crack cocaine and heroin on February 20 at Aylesbury Crown Court.

At the same hearing, he was sentenced to four years and three months’ behind bars.

This in relation to an incident that happened on July 17, 2019, when a  Volkswagen Golf, which Khan was in, was stopped after being driven down from Birmingham.

Following a search, cash and drugs were recovered from the car.

When stopped, Khan gave a fake name of Saqib Khan.

This stop later became the start of an investigation into a group from Birmingham who conspired to supply crack cocaine and heroin in Aylesbury between July 2019 and June 2020.

Bucks Free Press: Fahan Khan has been jailed despite not returning to England from PakistanFahan Khan has been jailed despite not returning to England from Pakistan (Image: NQ)

In total, 20 people were convicted and sentenced to nearly 65 years imprisonment.

While under investigation, Khan fled to Pakistan and has not returned.

He was arrested on July 17, 2019, and was charged on June 2, 2021.

Detective Constable Laurie Twine said: “This was the result of a lengthy investigation, and I am pleased that the defendant has finally been convicted despite his attempts to evade justice and deceive the courts.

“If he had not done so, and pleaded guilty at an early opportunity, he would likely have been released already.

“Instead, he is now unable to return to the UK without facing a lengthy period in prison and we will work with other countries to ensure that he faces justice.

“The supply of crack cocaine and heroin destroys our communities and the defendant will rightly face the consequences of his criminal offending.

“Anyone with information can contact us by calling 101 or by making a report online.

“If you do not wish to speak to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and they will take your information 100 per cent anonymously.”