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Man jailed for 12 years for drugs offences after he was stopped by Violent Crime Taskforce officers

News   •   Dec 09, 2018 11:39 GMT

[Image: William Dunford]

A man who was caught with £800,000 worth of cocaine in the boot of his car after he was stopped by officers from the Met’s Violent Crime Taskforce has been sentenced to 12 years in jail.

William Dunford 24 (24.08.94) of York Way, Islington, was sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Thursday, 6 December, after he pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of a class A drug.

Officers from the Violent Crime Taskforce in two unmarked police vehicles, were carrying out a routine stop and search patrol in East London, when they stopped a car being driven by Dunford.

On searching the vehicle, officers discovered 26kg of cocaine hidden in the boot.

Inspector Peter Moxham, of the Violent Crime Taskforce said: “This sentencing is the result of a routine stop and search carried out by officers on patrol. These take place every day, across London.

“A result like this demonstrates how effective the tactic can be when preventing criminals involved in drug dealing and other criminality, including carrying offensive weapons. A 12-year sentence has now been handed out to an individual who clearly thought he would not be caught by police.

“I would like this case to act as a warning to anyone who thinks they can get away with drug dealing.”