A POLISH man who swallowed 100 packages of heroin in an attempt to smuggle them into the UK through Stansted Airport has been jailed.

Robert Michal Budych, 43, of Srem in Poland, was sentenced to four and a half years imprisonment when he pleaded guilty at Isleworth Crown Court on January 24 to attempting to import a Class A drug.

Budych was stopped by Border Force officers at 9pm on November 16 when he arrived at Stansted on a flight from Dusseldorf.

Tests on his mobile phone revealed traces of heroin and when questioned Budych admitted that he had visited South America three months earlier.

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