When you’re carrying drugs and the heat gets turned up, the only option many hustlers have is to stick their pack where the sun don’t shine. This act, known as “boofing,” is a tactic that a now-dismantled drug crew, that sold crack and heroin in England, was known for. They would ride through the streets in their Volkswagens and Audis with “a large tub of Vaseline” on the dash board. When the cops came, they’d take a handful of the petroleum jelly, apply it to their asshole and cram whatever they were carrying. “That accounted for the relatively small amount of drugs recovered from the gang by the police,” said the judge.
Harras Hanif Khan, 22, who was originally labeled the ringleader, was stopped in May 2014 by the police. A search was carried out after it appeared that “he looked uncomfortable.” According to the Express and Star, “He was ‘found to have a bag of drugs protruding from his backside’.” The whole crew (which received around 22,000 calls and texts in December 2013) was taken down the next year and sentenced to 30 years collectively. Khan received the longest sentence:
At Birmingham Crown Court last week Khan was jailed for six years; Zafar (21) and 23-year-old Badar Iqbal handed 27-month and 40-month sentences, while Usman (20), Itsham (18) and 25-year-old Jabran Chohan were imprisoned for 30, 36 and 28 months respectively.
Mohammed and Heer were given 30- and 32-month prison terms, while serving Birmingham prisoner Hamza Sufi (23) was jailed for another three years and 18-year-old Mujtaba Lodhi from Hutton Road, Handsworth, got 18-months for his role in the drug network.
However, the powers-that-be have reconsidered Khan’s sentence, and cut it in half. The judge stated, “It seems to us that there was no tenable basis on which to distinguish Khan from the others…the sentence must be reduced to three years.”