Croydon drug dealer jailed after ‘Planned Met Operation’

Jailed: Kwame Gyanfi. Pic: Met Police

Jailed: Kwame Gyanfi. Pic: Met Police

A man has been jailed after police discovered two kilograms of heroin during a raid at an address in Croydon.

Kwame Gyanfi, 31, was sentenced to seven and a half years imprisonment by Croydon Crown Court after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs  on 18 February.

Police officers from the Croydon Crime Squad carried out the raid in August after receiving information that drugs were being handled at Gyanfi’s address.

Just as officers were searching the residence, Gyanfi returned home and was apprehended.

Upon being searched 1 kilogram of herion was found on him in a black holdall bag.

Inside the property police found a further kilogram of the class A drug.

Also on the scene was approximately 250 grams of crack cocaine, as well as other items and drugs paraphernalia, including hydraulic press machines and 27.5kg of cutting agents.

Cash and drugs seized. Pic: Met Police

Cash and drugs seized. Pic: Met Police

The street value of the drugs seized was estimated at approximately £150,000 by independent experts.

The officer who carried out the investigation, Detective Constable Kieran Given from Croydon CID, says that the operation was well planned and caught Gyanfi red handed.

He also noted the harm that drug dealers cause London’s communities, pledging  to continue targeting those involved in Croydon:

‘This investigation came about from information we received from the local community’, he said, ‘and it shows that we can achieve real success in ridding neighbourhoods of drugs by working together.’

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