AN Albanian illegal immigrant who was driving at over 100mph as he trafficked drugs into Worcester is facing deportation.

Elton Keqa was stopped on the M5 near Worcester with 'a shade over 1kg' of skunk cannabis, at one stage driving at over 100mph which drew the attention of police officers.

The 21-year-old admitted possession of cannabis with intent to supply, speeding and driving without insurance when he appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Monday.

Keqa, who spoke through an interpreter, was pulled over by police on the M5 near junction 6 at around 4.20pm on January 3 this year.

Paul Whitfield, prosecuting, said the defendant achieved a speed of 107mph over a distance of around one and a half miles.

When stopped in Warndon Lane, just off the M5 in Worcester, he was described as having 'some command and understanding of English', confirming to officers he was an Albanian national who had only been in the country between three and four months.

Mr Whitfield said: "In the front passenger footwell was a carrier bag which contained a shade over 1kg of skunk cannabis."

The drugs were valued at between £3,000 and £7,000 if sold in bulk but would be worth 'significantly more' if sold in 1g street level deals.

He was also found in possession of £265 in cash and three mobile telephones.

In police interview he supplied 'no comment' answers to questions asked of him.

Mr Whitfield said that, unsurprisingly, nothing was recorded against him 'in this jurisdiction'.

Richard Hull, for the defendant, said 'there was no evidence of street dealing' and that it was 'a leap too far to say the £265 is the consequence of street dealing'.

Of the three phones seized one was broken, the other was a replacement iPhone and the Nokia phone was given to him by the person instructing him to transport the drugs to the Worcester area.

The phones had not been analysed by the Crown Prosecution Service and Mr Hull therefore argued that a suggestion his client was involved in street dealing was 'not a proper inference to draw without that additional information'.

There were no deal bags found in the car and no suggestion that the cannabis had been divided into deals said Mr Hull.

Mr Hull said: "He came into this country five months ago. He came in illegally and owes money to those who secured his entry to the country and was unable to find the work he had hoped to find when he travelled to the UK."

When he was stopped he said it was the first time he had undertaken such activity and that the speed of his driving was 'reflective of the nervousness he felt' and that he had wanted to get to his destination as quickly as possible.

Mr Hull said deportation proceedings had now commenced. The Seat Leon he used to carry the drugs was presented to him before he undertook the journey.

"It's not his vehicle" said Mr Hull.

Keqa of Bearwood Road, Smethwick, was jailed for six months and fined £250 each for the the two driving offences.

Judge Nicolas Cartwright also disqualified Keqa from driving for four weeks extended by three months so the ban will begin when he is released at the halfway point of his sentence.