Surrey dealer caught hauling box so full of drugs he could barely lift it | UK News

Albert Saidu Hines was jailed for 10 years at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday (Picture: SWNS)

Cocaine and ketamine worth £1.6 million were found in the boot of a drug dealer’s car.

Albert Saidu Hines was seen lugging a carboard box so full of narcotics from his lock-up in West Molesey, Surrey, that he was struggling to lift it.

Police were staking out the storage unit last October when they saw the 58-year-old hauling the drugs into his Kia Sportage.

The following day Hines was found selling 21 kilograms of ketamine to a man in Hounslow, west London, at 1.35am.

Hines stored the drugs in a storage unit in Surrey (Picture: SWNS)

And three hours later, at 4.34am, another buyer called Anthony Clinton, 60, was caught by Norfolk Police on the county’s A11 with a cardboard box in his boot filled with 21 packs of white ketamine.

Officers finally busted Hines next to his car a week later. In the boot, they found three sellotaped boxes, each containing three large bags individually filled with 5.5kg of ketamine.

Another box contained 2kg blocks of cocaine worth an estimated £50,000.

Scotland Yard confirmed a fake driving license was also found in the car alongside two knuckle dusters in the glovebox, while a money counting machine in the lock-up.

Police busted Hines in October last year after staking out the storage unit (Picture: SWNS)

Between his storage unit and his vehicle, Hines had an estimated £1.6 million in street drugs, police said.

At Isleworth Crown Court, he was jailed for 10 years after pleading guilty to possessing 2.06 kilograms of cocaine, a class A, and 121.222kg of the class B horse tranquiliser with the intent to supply.

Hines was also sentenced for dealing a further 21 kg ketamine, having two knuckle dusters and using a fake driving ID.

At Norwich Crown Court on May 5, Clinton, of Badersfield, Norwich, was sentenced to five years and seven months in prison for drug supply offences.

Detective chief inspector Glenn Butler, from the Metropolitan Police, said officers had seized more than a tonne of ketamine in the last year.

He added after the latest sentencing: ‘Ketamine can cause serious health damage to users which can include increase in heart rate, affect memory and cause liver or bladder damage.

‘Significant proactive work has been undertaken by teams across Specialist Crime and has seen a substantial increase in ketamine seizures in the past year.

‘The Met is determined to target those individuals involved in the supply chain, like Hines, who has received a significant sentence for supplying large quantities of ketamine.’

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