A drug dealer has been jailed after 90 bags of cocaine were found stashed in a car he was driving.
Xheladin Thaci was followed by police after they spotted an Audi speeding in Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells.
Officers saw the vehicle stop in Grange Gardens, where a woman walked over to the car and got into the passenger seat.
The policing team approached and detained the driver, Xheladin Thaci, for a drug search.
Seventy bags of cocaine were recovered from the driver’s door pocket, and a further 20 were found hidden inside a cigarette packet. A mobile phone was also recovered.
Thaci, of Islip Road, Oxford, was arrested. He refused to give officers the PIN to his phone, and was later charged with possessing cocaine with intent to supply and driving without insurance for the June 24 offences.
The 25-year-old admitted the charges at Maidstone Crown Court and on Thursday, September 28 was jailed for two years and one month.
“Another dealer seeking to supply cocaine in Kent has been brought to justice...”
Detective Constable Nell Shortis, of West Kent CID, said: “Another dealer seeking to supply cocaine in Kent has been brought to justice.
“These offenders’ efforts are generally in vain as our officers are very quick to spot travelling criminals and are relentless in their efforts to locate hidden class A drugs.
“Our message to county line dealers is clear – it is not a matter of if you are going to be arrested, but when.”