A driver was caught with two dozen yellow bricks of cocaine in the boot of his car after being pulled over for a random stop and search.
William Dunford, 24, made no attempt to conceal the bricks weighing 26kg and worth £800,000 as he drove through east London.
Dunford was caught red handed when officers from Scotland Yard’s Violent Crime Taskforce on patrol in two unmarked cars stopped him.
Dunford of Islington was jailed for 12 years after admitting possession of a class-A drug with intent to supply at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Thursday
Inspector Peter Moxham said: “This sentencing is the result of a routine stop and search carried out by officers on patrol.
“A result like this demonstrates how effective the tactic can be when preventing criminals involved in drug dealing and other criminality, including carrying offensive weapons.
“I would like this case to act as a warning to anyone who thinks they can get away with drug dealing.
“A 12-year sentence has been handed out to an individual who clearly thought he would not be caught by police.”
By Daniel Hammond