Dealer swallowed package of heroin and tried to run from police

A drug dealer was caught with heroin and cocaine when he was stopped by police arriving at Lincoln railway station.

Wilster Mafoti, who had travelled by train, realised police were patrolling the station when he arrived on a train from Sheffield and tried to flee.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said that Mafoti swallowed a package of heroin as he walked across a bridge towards the exit.

“As a result of information the police had they were waiting for the defendant as he disembarked from the Sheffield to Lincoln train.

“He was intercepted in the entrance hall and tried to run off but was apprehended and handcuffed.”

When Mafoti was searched officers found a small amount of cannabis in the pocket of his jeans. They also found 3.36gs of cocaine and 0.04gs of heroin in his jacket pocket.

Mr Howes said “After his arrest he was taken to Lincoln County Hospital where an x-ray revealed a package inside him.

“Nature was allowed to take its course and when the package emerged it was found to contain 14.05gs of heroin.”

The court was told that in 2018 Mafoti was given a suspended jail sentence for drugs offences at Hull Crown Court.

Mafoti, 20, of Halifax Road, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, admitted charges of possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to supply as a result of the incident on 7 April this year.

He also admitted possession of cannabis and was jailed for 40 months.

John McNally, in mitigation, said that Mafoti had a difficult upbringing and had ended up in care.

“He ended up being introduced to hard drugs. His addiction to drugs and use of them meant he fell into debt. He was asked to bring drugs and hand them over to someone in Lincoln.”