A man who broke into a house in Birkenhead and stole cash and several wraps of Class A drugs has been jailed.
Andrej Makula, aged 34, of Liverpool was sentenced to three years in prison at Liverpool Crown Court for drug offences on Friday 4 August after he attempted to hide wraps of Class A drugs he had stolen in his mouth from police.
On Wednesday 5 July police searching a property in Birkenhead noticed that the front door of the house had been forced open. They then saw a man in the property who was carrying several white plastic bags.
Officers searched the man and found cash and several wraps of Class A drugs hidden in his mouth.
Makula was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to sell Class A drugs, burglary and possession of criminal property.
He later pleaded guilty to all offences and was jailed for three years. The cash Makula had stolen was later donated to LFC Foundation Kicks Community programme which invests in local football and sport to inspire young people in some of the most high-need areas in England and Wales.
Inspector Darren Wallace said, “Makula clearly thought he could break into someone else’s house and steal cash and dangerous drugs for his own gains without being detained.
“I hope the actions of our officers to thoroughly search then arrest Makula shows how committed we are in removing anyone who is involved in crime and the supply of drugs in our communities which often destroys so many lives.
“We are also equally pleased that the money Makula stolen will be used to help young people across Merseyside to take part in a sport they enjoy and fulfil their potential.
“Our work to remove such criminals from our streets and stop anyone from dealing drugs in our communities continues on a daily basis. I would ask anyone who has information about this kind of activity to come forward so we can take similar actions.”
If you have any information about drugs being sold or hidden in your area DM @MerPolCC or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always call 999.
Image: Andrej Makula/Merseyside Police