AN ILLEGAL immigrant living in Dagenham has been jailed for more than eight years for smuggling drugs into the UK.

Chuba Unchenna Ihezue, 33, of Verney Road, was found guilty of the importation of a class B drug and possession with intent to supply drugs and immigration offences at Snaresbrook Crown Court on last Thursday and sentenced to eight-and-a-half years.

The charges came after a ‘controlled delivery’ operation by Barking and Dagenham Police and the UK Border Agency.

A package sent from Nigeria was intercepted by UKBA, which deemed it suspicious. Later inspection revealed it contained six kilos of cannabis, along with hair extension products.

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