top of page
  • Writer's pictureThe DigitalBank Vault

#Encrochat: Bolton businessman led double life as £1 multi-million drugs dealer, court told

Irtiza Bashir, who drove a Bentley and owned two luxury homes in Lostock, was even involved in a conspiracy to smuggle huge quantities of cocaine from Holland, packed in frozen chickens to a cold storage unit in Blackburn.

But Bolton Crown Court heard how he was identified as a key player among drug dealers when police uncovered information from encrypted EncroChat phones and came across pictures sent by a user with the EncroChat handle ‘Weststreet’.

Neil Fryman, prosecuting, told the jury how the EncroChat phone system is secretive, expensive and used internationally by criminals.

Several messages were passed using it between ‘Weststreet’, which the prosecution allege is 45-year-old Bashir and Sohail Ali, aged 37, of Revidge Road, Blackburn, using the handle ‘Liquidemu’.

The jury was told Ali, who has already pleaded guilty to involvement in the drugs conspiracy, acted as a courier under the direction of Bashir and, at one stage, was described as an “idiot” by him for having tradesmen carrying out work at his home while he had £1million of cocaine stored there.

“Stop having work done at your house. You’ve got 25 Tops (kilos of cocaine) about you,” Ali was told.

Notes in the EncroChat information revealed that ‘Weststreet’ was involved in dealing 537kg of cocaine and heroin worth more than £40 million and, when lockdown hit, was involved in discussions with ‘Liquidemu’ about how to move drugs around when there was less traffic on the roads. Hiding large blocks of drugs behind stacks of toilet rolls in vans or in bags of rice were discussed.

“A lot of thought and detail is discussed between conspirators as to how to move drugs around and how to secrete them,” said Mr Fryman.



Offline “ Air Gapped” Super Encryption Mobile Machines.

Ultra Encrypted Text Messaging with No Cellular or Internet Connection. No Servers.

Encryption Keys generated offline by the user , never exchanged with third parties and erased permanently after each session.

More Secure than a Face To Face Meeting.

More details?

Consult with our

Cyber Defense Experts at :


Offline “ Air Gapped” Super Encryption Mobile Machines.


Offline “ Air Gapped” Super Encryption Mobile Machines.

Full technical details:

Cyber War Grade, Mathematically UnCrackable, Quantum Safe, Air Gapped (Offline) Encryption Machines More details ? Click here: .

“ If you need to communicate top classified information or you need to store secret data and be absolutely sure that no state-sponsored hackers, no foreign Governments , no intelligence agencies will be ever able to decipher the files, you need an Above Military Level Offline SuperEncryption System” 

Cyber War Ultra Encrypted Communications.

This is an encrypted text message, that has been encrypted with an OTP cipher (quantum safe encryption- mathematically unbreakable) , on a DBV “ Air Gapped “ Offline SuperEncryption Machine. The Encrypted message is then exported from the offline device by visual means( no connections , not even physical) by scanning the QR code with an online device for then sending it safely online.

The QR code at is arrival, is scanned by the second DBV offline encryption machine , directly from the receiving online device. Afterwards , it’s deciphered safely offline. This form of super encrypted offline communications is safer than a face to face meeting .

More details? Consult with our cyber defense advisors at or visit

26 views0 comments


bottom of page