Dealers caught by undercover cops

TWO Ipswich drug dealers are in jail today after being caught during an undercover police operation.Arand Deyzel, a South African who remained in England illegally after his two-year visa ran out, was sentenced to two years and six months in prison when he appeared before Ipswich Crown Court.

TWO Ipswich drug dealers are in jail today after being caught during an undercover police operation.

Arand Deyzel, a South African who remained in England illegally after his two-year visa ran out, was sentenced to two years and six months in prison when he appeared before Ipswich Crown Court.

The 22-year-old will also be deported and the court was told he would not oppose being returned to South Africa. It is possible this may happen before the end of his sentence.

Deyzel pleaded guilty to supplying cocaine on one occasion and heroin on three occasions to an undercover officer known as Ricky.

Naomi Turner, prosecuting, said Deyzel was arrested during Operation Towpath, which targeted drug dealers in Ipswich town centre between February and May this year.

Deyzel, of no fixed abode, was acting as a runner for someone known as Nemo at the time of his arrest.

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On May 7 'Ricky' texted Nemo and waited outside Blockbusters in Berners Street. Deyzel turned up and spat out six packages of crack cocaine and heroin, three of which were given to 'Ricky' in exchange for �140.

The following day, 'Ricky' met up with Deyzel again in nearby Bedford Street where he spat out further wraps, which he gave to a man he arrived with and 'Ricky'. The two wraps he gave the undercover police officer contained heroin.

On May 12, a third similar exchange was made in the town centre to 'Ricky' by Deyzel, who had a previous conviction for possession of cannabis for which he was fined �130.

Neil Macauley, mitigating, said his client - who had worked as a landscaper, stage builder, and forklift truck driver on Wembley Stadium during his time in England - made the deliveries to pay off a �150 drug debt.

Craig Hynard, of Old Foundry Road, Ipswich, also appeared at the same court, but for a separate hearing.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of being concerned in the supply of heroin and one of being concerned in the supply of cocaine, between February 11 this year and February 23.

However the 32-year-old denied two further charges relating to either being concerned with supplying, or supplying, Class A drugs.

Judge Neil McKittrick ordered the case to be adjourned for pre-sentencing reports and Hynard was remanded in custody. Sentencing is scheduled to take place week commencing September 14.