Jailed: Redbridge drug dealer caught out by police sniffer dog

Al-Ysir, 21, of Torquay Gardens, Ilford, who pleaded guilty to supplying a controlled class B drug

Al-Ysir, 21, of Torquay Gardens, Redbridge, pleaded guilty to supplying a controlled class B drug at North East London Magistrates' Court - Credit: Met Police

A drug dealer from Redbridge has been jailed after drugs were found concealed in the car he was travelling in by a police sniffer dog.

On January 10, patrolling officers from the Met's east area violence suppression unit stopped a Honda in the Frenford Clubs car park on The Drive.

They noticed a smell of cannabis emanating from inside, and after both men provided different accounts of why they were in the car park, they were searched for drugs.

A police sniffer dog indicated to a compartment under the gearstick where 20 bags of a green herbal substance were found.

Text messages relating to drug dealing were found on the passenger Rafath Al-Ysir’s phone.

Following his arrest, herbal cannabis, £2,000 in cash, digital scales and a large amount of self-seal bags were seized from his bedroom.

Al-Ysir, 21, of Torquay Gardens in Redbridge, pleaded guilty to supplying a controlled class B drug at North East London Magistrates' Court on June 23.

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He was sentenced to 16 months' imprisonment, and an order was made for the destruction of the drugs and forfeiture of the seized cash.

The 21-year-old was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £156.