Drug dealer who hid 36 wraps of crack and heroin in his body pleads guilty

PUBLISHED: 12:16 06 August 2012 | UPDATED: 12:33 06 August 2012




A DRUG dealer hid around £3,500 worth of crack cocaine and heroin in his body for more than two weeks after being arrested by police.

Abubakar Saddiq, from Bishop’s Rise, Hatfield, was stopped by police on July 16, as he drove past the Black Cat roundabout on the A1 in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.

Officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary found a wrap of drugs in Saddiq’s car, but suspected he had more after he refused a medical examination.

Saddiq, 21, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs and held in custody.

After 17 days he finally admitted concealing the drugs, and 36 wraps were subsequently recovered from his body.

On Friday, Saddiq pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court.

He will be sentenced at a later date.

Detective Sergeant Iain Moor said: “This was an excellent result following a proactive stop search by officers.

“These drugs were worth about £3,500 and no matter how hard Abubakar Saddiq tried to hide these drugs we persevered.”

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