Drug dealer had crack cocaine and heroin hidden in secret jeans compartments

A drug dealer who was caught with cocaine and heroin hidden inside secret compartments in his jeans has been jailed for more than two years.

Wednesday, 17th July 2019, 12:02 am

Officers from the Southern Impact Team began following a black Vauxhall Corsa, in which 35-year-old Igor Pereira was a passenger, in the Castle Hill area of Cambridge on May 26.

The officers pulled over the Corsa in Honey Hill but quickly realised Pereira had been dropped off a short time previously and began following him.

He ran and leapt over a fence into Castle Hill but was arrested, searched and found to be in possession of three wraps of crack cocaine, one wrap of heroin and more than £90 cash.

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Igor Pereira

At Parkside Police Station a search of his clothes revealed secret compartments in his jeans, which were concealing a further 19 wraps of crack cocaine, six wraps of heroin and £26.20.

Last Thursday (July 11) at Peterborough Crown Court, Pereira, of no fixed abode, was jailed for 28 months after pleading guilty to two counts of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply.

PC Jamie Williams said: “Initially, we didn’t suspect Pereira of any wrongdoing as he didn’t match the description of a wanted man we were looking for.

“He went to great lengths to try to evade police, using secret pockets in his jeans to conceal drugs and running across a busy road, endangering not only his life but also the lives of pursuing officers.”