Drug dealers jailed after 'stinger' helps to end Kent Police pursuit in Deal

Contributed by editor on Aug 14, 2019 - 10:30 AM


Two drug dealers have been jailed for a total of nearly 12 years following a police pursuit in a car and on foot through Deal.

Cheick Sy Savane and Vanance Biabi were jailed for 6 years and 5 years, 4 months respectively after a police dog found 200 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine worth up to nearly £4,000 that had been thrown from their car window during the pursuit.

The pair were arrested in mid-afternoon on 19 June 2019 after the car that Cheick Sy Savane, 24, of no fixed abode, and Vanance Biabi, 26, of Forest Hill, southeast London, were travelling in came to a halt on Dover Road in the town after officers laid a stinger device to stop it.

Sy Savane got out of the car and started running. Officers chased and arrested him at 2.25pm after he tried to jump over a bush and climb a fence only to fall face first onto the ground.

Biabi jumped over a wall into a nearby caravan park, pursued by two officers on foot. Members of the public in the park told officers in which direction Biabi had run off.

A police dog later found Biabi at 3.02pm at the junction of Station Road and John Tapping Close covered in mud and not wearing any shoes.

Sy Savane was jailed for six years at Canterbury Crown Court on 8 August for possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine, possession of cannabis and for driving while disqualified and without insurance.

Biabi was jailed for 5 years and 4 months at Canterbury Crown Court on 8 August for possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine and possession of cannabis.

DC Beth Gumley, of Kent Police, said: ‘Drugs cause immeasurable harm to communities and it is important that those responsible are brought to justice.

‘Drugs will not be tolerated in Kent and Kent Police will track down and prosecute those responsible for this destructive trade.’

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