A drug dealer caught with nearly £2,000,000 of cocaine in the boot of his car gave an extremely honest answer when pulled over by the police.
Kieran Grant, 40, was stopped by Essex Police on the M11 on March 31 last year after officers flagged the Skoda Fabia he was driving as uninsured.
But when police pulled Grant out of the car at around 10.30pm and questioned him by the roadside, it soon transpired he had much more to worry about than an uninsured vehicle.
When asked if there was anything they should be aware of, the unusually frank suspect wasted no time in spilling the beans.
‘In the boot,’ a nervous-looking Grant replied immediately.
When asked what was in the boot, he quickly followed up with ‘drugs’.
‘There’s a lot. A lot of cocaine,’ he added.
Grant was true to his word, and upon searching the vehicle officers soon found 19 wrapped blocks of cocaine, totalling 19kg, which was being transported in two bags for life.
Police found cocaine worth nearly £1.9 million stashed in the boot of Kieran Grant’s car (Picture: Essex Police)
The unusually honest drug dealer wasted no time in giving up the goods and was sentenced to eight years in prison (Picture: Essex Police)
The drugs had a wholesale value of £665,000, and an estimated street value of about £1.9 million.
Grant was arrested on the spot and subsequently charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
He admitted both charges at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on April 2 last year, 2022, and was sentenced on January 13 at Basildon Crown Court to a total of eight years in prison.
The drugs will also be destroyed.
Detective sergeant Leo Fordham, of Essex Police’s serious and organised crime unit, said: ‘This was a sizable seizure of drugs which were undoubtedly destined for the streets of Essex.
‘We know all too well the harm that drugs cause, both to those who take them and those involved in the supply of them.
‘In this case, driving an uninsured car proved to be Grant’s downfall and outed him as a complicit criminal courier and he will now spend a significant amount of time behind bars for his actions.’
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