A DRUGS dealer, who moved four and a half million pounds-worth of heroin from Huddersfield to London intending to flood the capital's streets with the drug, has had six years slashed off his jail term by top judges.
Mustafa Korkmaz, 57, of Chester Road, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, hid the huge stash of drugs, which had been imported to Huddersfield from Turkey, in an abandoned house in London.
But he was caught by police before it could be distributed.
Korkmaz was sentenced to 24 years in jail after being convicted of conspiracy to supply heroin and possession of heroin with intent to supply at Blackfriars Crown court on October 8, 2003.
But yesterday the sentence was cut to 18 years by Lord Justice Kennedy, sitting with Mr Justice Treacy and Judge Christopher Moss QC, at London's Criminal Appeal court.
Lord Justice Kennedy told the court that the sentencing judge had misjudged how high up in the dealing organisation Korkmaz had been when imposing the 24-year term.
A recommendation that Korkmaz be deported back to Turkey when he has served his time was unchallenged.