A Brentford dealer who used tins of Polish food to smuggle drugs worth thousands of pounds into the UK has been sentenced to more than eight years behind bars.
Police discovered LSD, cannabis, cocaine and amphetamines worth £30,000 when they searched Mariusz Gibalka's bedsit in Windmill Road on June 9.
Officers also found tins of what appeared to be processed turkey and ham, but which actually contained 60,000 Piperizine tablets and 6.5kg of Piperizine powder worth £160,000.
Unemployed Gibalka, 29, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply the Class A drugs at Kingston Crown Court on October 8 and was sentenced to a total of eight years and two months.
DI Marion Ryan, from the Met's Central Task Force, said: "This case demonstrates that while criminals may try to find unusual places to hide drugs for importation, we continue to be a step ahead.
"The unusual use of Piperizine, leaves me in no doubt that it would have indeed been sold as ecstasy to unwitting customers."
However, although Piperizine is a drug with identical effects to ecstasy, it is not listed under the Misuse of Drugs Act in the UK.