A 38-year-old Nigerian, Samuel Okoye who was arrested at Stansted Airport after spotted swallowing 100 packets of Cocaine with estimated street value of £100,000.
Okoye was stopped by UK border force officers at the arrival of his Amsterdam flight on the 15 December 2016.
When Okoye’s Shoes was swabbed by the border officers, traces of Cocaine was found on it, immediately he was detained for further check, subsequently 100 packets of Cocaine was discovered on him.
Okoye, Spanish national of Abbey Street, Birmingham admitted attempting to import a Class A drug at an earlier hearing and was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday to four and four months.
The spoke person for UK border Force, Taylor Wilson, who is Border Force assistant director at Stansted Airport, said: “This case shows the extreme lengths smugglers will go to in their attempts to bring Class A drugs into the UK. “Okoye was risking his life by swallowing these packages. If just one had split it could have been fatal.” He added: “The case serves as a grim reminder to people who would abuse illegal substances that this is often how the goods reach them, hidden inside desperate drugs mules.”