Crime gang supplied cocaine and £300-an-hour prostitutes to clients in the West End
A shamed former West Midlands Police officer has been jailed for his part in a £1 million-plus sex and drugs racket.
Osman Iqbal played a “leading role” in an organised crime group which controlled £300-an-hour call girls working in London’s West End.
The 36-year-old and three cousins took charge of two “high class” brothels where cocaine was supplied to customers, a judge said.
Iqbal, whose address cannot be revealed, was also involved in laundering dirty money from the ventures, which made a total far in excess of £1 million.
He was jailed for seven years and two months – one of six men and women sent to prison at Warwick Crown Court.
Passing sentence, Judge Sylvia de Bertodano told Iqbal: “It is very sad to see a man like you in this position.
“You are not only a man of previous good character, you were a police officer who played a significant role in the community and your record as an officer was an extremely good one.
“You have lost a great deal as a result of this offending.”
Iqbal and his cousins, Birmingham brothers Talib, Atif and Asri Hussain, all admitted conspiring to act or assist in the management of a brothel.
The quartet also pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine with intent to supply it at the two brothels they ran.
And Iqbal, Talib and Atif Hussain admitted being involved in the conspiracy to launder the proceeds.
Talib, 34, of Douglas Avenue, Hodge Hill, was said to have been in charge of the operation.
He was jailed for eight years and four months.
Atif, 27, of Silver Birch Close, Saltley, was jailed for four years and two months.
Asri, 25, of the same address, was jailed for three years – consecutive to a ten-year sentence he received last month for conspiracy to commit robberies.
Iqbal’s sister Raheela Ali, 44, and her husband Nassar Ali, 50, both of Buxton Road, Ilford, Essex, were also sent to prison.
Raheela was jailed for a year after earlier being found guilty of conspiring to assist in the management of brothels and to launder the proceeds.
Her husband, who changed his pleas to guilty part-way through the trial, received 21 months.
Prostitute Jennifer Williams, 31, of Furlong Lane, Cradley Heath, admitted being involved in the brothel and cocaine conspiracies and will be sentenced at a later date.
The court heard clients were found by taxi drivers outside West End nightclubs.
Some clocked up bills running into thousands of pounds.
Clients were also supplied with cocaine at £100 a gram.
Jailing the six, Judge Sylvia de Bertodano told them: “The purpose of the business was to make large sums of money running high-class brothels in London’s West End.
“It was an added attraction that customers could purchase not only sex, but also class A drugs.”
West Midlands Police said Iqbal was sacked in July.