A JAMAICAN faces deportation after being caught with a £100,000 haul of crack cocaine.

A jury took just ten minutes to convict Alvin Clarke, 30, of possessing 4,000 deals of crack cocaine in Middlesbrough, with intent to supply.

Stephen Ashurst, prosecuting, said that it was the biggest seizure of crack made by Cleveland Police.

Clarke was listed at Teesside Crown Court as Paul Edward Brookes. But Mr Ashurst said that fingerprints proved that he was Clarke, who was arrested with a woman companion at Dun Laoghaire on March 8, 1996, in possession of half a kilo of crack cocaine and £32,000 cash.

He was jailed for seven years at Dublin Central Criminal Court on October 10, 1996, which was reduced to five years on appeal.

He was released last year and given a plane ticket to Jamaica via London Gatwick but he never caught the West Indian flight.

Last year, he was arrested in South Wales for a road traffic offence, giving the name Brookes, the identity he claimed on June 14 after crack cocaine worth £100,000 was found under bedroom floorboards of a house he rented in Aubrey Street, Middlesbrough.

Clarke, of Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxford, was found guilty of possessing the drug with intent to supply.

His distinctive appearance made an identity parade impossible, so Cleveland Police compiled a video of him and other dreadlocked black men.

He was remanded in custody for sentence next month, after which he faces deportation