Prison for man arrested during #OutInForce
A man has been sentenced to 2 years and 8 months imprisonment after he was arrested as part of a day-of-action for Surrey Police in November.
On 17 November approximately 300 officers and staff from a variety of teams took part in a force-wide operation named #OutInForce with the aim to arrest outstanding suspects and carry out proactive patrols.
Two officers, a PC and a DCI, stopped a vehicle while on patrol on Chessington Road in Ewell. After speaking with the man who was driving the car, his vehicle was searched and 15 wraps of cocaine were found hidden in the car as well as a butterfly knife.
Shaban Domi, 26, of Meadlands Drive in Richmond was charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs. He was then remanded into custody.
Detective Chief Inspector Sailesh Limbachia said:
"As part of the proactive patrols being carried out across the county on the day-of-action, we were executing stop-checks of vehicles.
"Given the certain intelligence we have gathered from the public, our suspicions around this particular car were raised. We stopped the driver and discovered he was involved in illegal activity.
"We carried out a search of his vehicle and found a supply of illegal drugs along with a butterfly knife. He was arrested, charged and remanded into custody, putting a stop to his criminality.
"Officers and staff, who wouldn't usually see front-line policing in action, provided plenty of support to those who are usually on proactive patrols. It really highlighted the fact that policing and the work that goes into keeping our communities safe is a team effort."
Domi pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs at Staines Magistrates Court on 20 November before being sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on 21 December. A charge of possession of offensive weapon was left to lie on file.
The #OutInForce day resulted in 24 arrests for offences including rape, sexual assault, assault, burglary, going equipped, domestic abuse, immigration offences, breach of bail, and aggravated burglary. We also recovered three vehicles worth £100k recovered including a Mercedes stolen from London, a BMW stolen from Sussex and a Land Rover stolen from London in August.