Gosport drug dealer jailed after police find cocaine worth £20,000 on the streets

A DRUG dealer has been jailed for more than four years after police seized £20,000 worth of cocaine.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 4:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th March 2021, 4:54 pm

Antonio Panayi, 28, was arrested after a raid at Albert Street, Gosport, on September 16 last year.

Officers had found £17,000 in cash and cocaine worth £20,000 on the street.

Cannabis and amphetamines were also found.

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Antonio Panayi was jailed at Portsmouth Crown Court. Picture: Hampshire police

Panayi was jailed at Portsmouth Crown Court today after admitting possession of a class A drug with intent to supply, and two charges of possession of class B drugs with intent to supply.

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A Hampshire police spokesman said: ‘Drugs supply is often connected to other offending, such as high levels of violence or even the exploitation and abuse of vulnerable adults and children.

‘This is why we take such a tough stance on drug dealing, and we encourage the public to continue to provide information to us about issues in your area so we can build a stronger picture of what is taking place.’

Hampshire police urged anyone who see anything suspicious to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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