Heroin and crack dealer gets lengthy prison term after hiding 96 rocks of crack up his back passage during Hemel Hempstead raid

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A drugs mule has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison after police found 96 rocks of cocaine up his back passage.

Wasim Shah, 21, was arrested in June after police raided a home in Eastwick Row, Adeyfield.

He said he had been sent there to deliver the drugs by a man he met at a bus stop.

PC Steve Mooney, from the tactical team at Hemel Hempstead Police Station, said Shah hid the drugs as police searched the property.

He said: “This sentence reflects the seriousness of the offence and his arrest and detention in custody will mean that highly addictive Class A drugs will be removed from circulation.

“We are relentless in our pursuit in tackling drugs in Hemel Hempstead and we will continue to achieve this.”

He said anyone who thinks someone may be misusing drugs should contact police with any information by phoning the 101 non-emergency number.

Shah, who now lives in Kenley Avenue, Colindale, was sentenced at St Albans Crown Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to the supply of class A drugs.