Bedford men admit conspiracy to supply heroin
Two men from Bedford have been told to expect lengthy jail sentences after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply heroin with a street value of £2.6m.
Omar Khayam and Mohammed Arfaan, both 27, appeared at Luton Crown Court.
Both men admitted two charges of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs between May 2009 and June this year.
Khayam, formerly of Ford End Road, had been sentenced for a similar offence in 2002. He and Arfaan, of Chestnut Avenue, were remanded in custody.
Prosecutor Ben Gumpert said that police found the drugs at a flat in Ashburnham Road, Bedford, in December.
"There was 25kg of remarkably pure heroin and 25kg of a cutting agent and also a quantity of cocaine.
"It was plainly the intention to cut the heroin to produce 50kg of the drug with a total value of £2.6m on the street.
"These two men could be seen on CCTV in the hallway of the flat arriving in two vehicles with mixing bowls and a hydraulic press."
He said the full facts would be outlined at the sentencing hearing on 1 October.
The haul of drugs is believed to be the largest seizure in Bedfordshire.
It was kept secret while a drug operation codenamed Craster rounded up other people allegedly involved in drug dealing.
Judge John Bevan QC said: "You must understand substantial prison sentences are inevitable. I am sure you realise that."