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Ehsen Abdul-Razak, of Stachan Close, Maidstone, jailed for supplying heroin and cocaine after being caught in Tunbridge Wells

A teenage drug dealer who hid 13 wraps of heroin inside his body has been sentenced to two years in a young offenders' institute.

Ehsen Abdul-Razak was arrested last July after officers noticed him acting suspiciously inside his Ford Puma in Tunbridge Wells.

As they approached the car, the 19-year-old, of Strachan Close in Maidstone, was seen making desperate attempts to push a clenched fist inside his jeans.

Ehsen Abdul-Razak
Ehsen Abdul-Razak

But a package containing 33 individual wraps of heroin and cocaine then dropped from his hand and into the footwell.

Officers also seized close to £300 in cash as well as further evidence of drug dealing from the car, including used wraps and cling film.

While in custody, he admitted further drugs were hidden up his bottom and produced another package containing 13 wraps of cocaine and heroin.

The teenager was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday having previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply heroin and a further count of possession with intent to supply cocaine.

Maidstone Crown Court. Picture John Wardley
Maidstone Crown Court. Picture John Wardley

Chief Inspector Dave Pate, district commander for Tunbridge Wells, said: "It’s a successful outcome and yet another example of how just how effective my officers continue to be, in dealing with those who try to sell drugs.

"It is also important to remain focused though. Over the past year there has been some fantastic work to arrest and deter drug dealers targeting this town and a significant number of criminals are now behind bars.

"Having said that, I would like to assure residents that we are never complacent and there is certainly no time to rest on our laurels.

"There remains a lot of hard work to do to keep this area safe and to deter criminals like Abdul-Razak, whose corrosive actions can really destroy people’s lives."

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