Heroin swal­lower in failed jail ruse

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A DEALER has been jailed for swal­low­ing 14 wraps of heroin and then de­lib­er­ately get­ting him­self ar­rested in a bid to bring the drugs into prison.

Dar­ren Sivier handed him­self in to po­lice in Ed­in­burgh in April 2017 af­ter learn­ing of­fi­cers were look­ing for him for breach­ing a court order.

The 39 year-old was later found half-naked in his cell – with a num­ber of what looked like plas­tic balls ly­ing on the floor.

The pack­ages turned out to be heroin, which would be worth around £45,000 in jail.

Sivier, who has a string of drug con­vic­tions, pleaded guilty at the High Court in Glas­gow to be­ing con­cerned in the sup­ply of heroin.

Michael An­der­son, de­fend­ing, said Sivier had been “un­der pres­sure from those within prison”.

Sivier was jailed for six years and 219 days.

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