Drug dealer swallowed 139 wraps

25-year-old Thaimloll Conteh swallowed 139 wraps Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A drug dealer who swallowed more than 130 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine in a bid to hide them from police has been jailed.

Thaimloll Conteh, 25, of Cropley Street, London, was spotted by officers on patrol in Market Street, Ely, on Monday, April 29.

He was acting suspiciously, was in the company of a known drug dealer and initially gave a false name, so the officers searched him and seized several mobile phones and £300 in cash. He could also not explain why he was in Ely.

Their suspicions raised he was arrested and taken in for questioning. He was strip-searched but no drugs were found, however an x-ray revealed he had a number of packages in his stomach.

He was admitted to hospital and 139 packages of drugs were eventually recovered.

He pleaded guilty to possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply. The drugs had a street value of between £1,730 and £2,780.

He was jailed for four-and-a-half years at Peterborough Crown Court yesterday.