An Albanian drug dealer who was caught with a fake Italian driving licence and 39 wraps of cocaine in his car has been jailed.

Fatbardh Arifaj, from Marlborough Road in Slough, was stopped by police at around 9pm on July 27 this year in Slough Road, Eton.

The 25-year-old was detained for a section 23 misuse of drugs search and was found to be using a fake Italian driving licence.

Police also found 39 cocaine wraps in his car with a street value of around £1,500.

Arifaj was arrested and charged and admitted to one count of possession with intent to supply cocaine, one count of possession of identity documents with intent, one count of acquiring criminal property and also driving otherwise in accordance with a licence and driving with no insurance at Reading Crown Court on September 7.

Investigating officer PC Tom Hughes-Parry, based at Maidenhead police station, said: “Arifaj is an Albanian drug dealer who has been selling class A drugs in the Royal Borough posing as an Italian national, using fake documents to avoid capture.

“He was also driving illegally while committing these offences.

“He was caught after a stop search found him to be possession of a large quantity of drugs which he intended to sell in Windsor and Eton.

“Arifaj will also face deportation from this country after his sentence is served, and I am pleased he has been brought to task over his criminal activity.

“I hope that this sentence will deter others from trying to use fake documents and deal drugs in the area.

“Through our Stronghold campaign, Thames Valley Police will continue to work in partnership to tackle serious organised crime and to stop those who seek to exploit vulnerable people for their own means.

“Also, our True Costs campaign aims to highlight the real impact of drug offences on the most vulnerable in our communities.”