A dealer has been jailed for five years after 46 packages of drugs were found inside his body when he tried to sell some to an undercover police officer.
James Mamali, 29, from Canning Town in London was spotted acting suspiciously in Colchester in February. He approached a police officer from a special anti-drugs team called Operation Raptor patrolling the area and asked if he wanted to buy heroin or crack cocaine.
He ran off but was tackled and arrested. Mamali was found with 46 wraps of crack cocaine hidden in his bottom and in possession of £800 of cash.
Essex Police say he initially refused to pass the drugs but eventually did after four days in custody.
Mamali was found guilty at Ipswich Crown Court of two counts of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply and assaulting a police officer.