A 22-year-old man who was arrested in Sudbury as he was delivering drugs for an Albanian gang has been jailed for three years.

Jasin Darsi was stopped by police in Sudbury at about 6.30pm on November 9 last year after he was seen to pull up alongside a car in a lane and have a short conversation with someone in the vehicle, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

When officers searched the Mercedes, they found 10 bags of cocaine in the central console and £523 in one of Darsi's trouser pockets.

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A set of scales, some plastic bags and two mobile phones were also found in the vehicle.

When the phones were analysed they were found to contain messages which showed Darsi had been delivering drugs using the postcode delivery system.

Darsi, of Saxon Drive, London, admitted possessing cocaine with intent to supply.

Stephen Mather, for Darsi, said his client had come to the UK on a student visa and after overstaying he had become involved with an Albanian criminal gang who got him to work for them to clear a debt.