A Richmond cocaine dealer who was arrested in Ewell during Surrey Police’s #OutInForce day of action has been jailed.

Shaban Domi, 26, was stopped by officers while driving on Chessington Road on November 17.

Police searched his car and found 15 wraps of cocaine and a butterfly knife hidden in the vehicle.

Domi, of Meadlands Drive, was charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs and remanded in 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 November 20, and was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on December 21 to two years and eight months in prison.

A charge of possession of an offensive weapon was left to lie on file.