A man has been jailed for more than two years after he hid 112 wraps of cocaine and heroin in his underwear.

Michael Teca, 22, of Woodmill Road, London, admitted possession with intent to supply cocaine and possession with intent to supply heroin at Chelmsford Crown Court on April 10.

Teca was stopped by an officer in a hire car, a blue BMW 1, in Victoria Road in Chelmsford on October 3, 2018.

He was taken to Chelmsford Police Station for a strip search and officers discovered two clear bags, filled with 63 wraps of cocaine and 49 wraps of heroin.

In his pre-sentence review, Teca first denied knowing that he was delivering drugs, stating he was simply asked to deliver a package.

His story then changed at court. He admitted he knew that he was transporting the drugs, but claimed that he only received payment in the form of a meal. He claimed that the car had been hired to go on holiday in.

He was sentenced to two years and two months imprisonment for possession with intent to supply cocaine, with the same sentence to run concurrently for possession with intent to supply heroin.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Daniel Smith said: “Teca had never been arrested before this incident and, yet, on his first offence he was found to be carrying a significant quantity of Class A drugs.

“I want this to be a warning to anyone who thinks they can come into Chelmsford and ferry, or deal, drugs. Teca will now face years in prison and will have this permanently on his record – we won’t tolerate drug dealing in our county, and will continue to work hard to find first-time offenders like Teca and put them before the courts.”