Taxi driver jailed after traffic cops find £4million worth of heroin in his boot

A TAXI driver was caught with heroin worth more than £4million in the boot of his Skoda.

Barry Smith, 44, was pulled over by police on the M6 at Stafford.

Cops searched his Octavia and found sports bags containing packs weighing 90lb.

A court heard Central Motorways Policing Group (CMPG) officers asked if he had anything illegal in the car, to which he replied "No".

A total of £5,600 in cash was also discovered next to the spare wheel.

Smith, from Liverpool, admitted having heroin with intent to supply.

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He was jailed for four years and eight months by Stafford crown court.

Detective Constable Neil Johnson, of Staffordshire Police, said after the case: "This is a warning to those who think they can prey on the vulnerable in our communities.

"Smith was followed and stopped by our officers. He thought he could get away with moving a huge amount of heroin but he now has to reflect on that in prison."



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