‘Prolific’ Islington cocaine and heroin dealer jailed for eight years

Bismark Nkansah. Picture: Met Police

Bismark Nkansah. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

A drug dealer – jailed for eight years on Friday – had been bailed after police caught him with £2,000 of cocaine and heroin in Holloway.

Three months later, officers searched Bismark Nkansah’s home in Beachcroft Way, Hornsey Rise – and found a further £11,000 of cocaine and heroin.

Nkansah, 30, was sentenced to eight years in prison at Blackfriars Crown Court. He had admitted two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. He also had £3,300 confiscated.

On July 18, Nkansah was stopped on Dalmeny Road after police witnessed him supply another man with drugs from the back of a vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and officers found 142 wraps of cocaine, 115 wraps of heroin and £300 in cash. The drugs had a street value of over £2,000.

He was charged and bailed to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on September 22 – when he was bailed again.

On October 18, officers from the Islington Gangs Unit gained a warrant to search his home, where they found heroin and cocaine with a street value of £11,000, £3,000 in cash, drugs paraphernalia and 16 mobile phones.

Det Cons Ben Glinski of Islington Gangs Unit who led the investigation, said it was an example of “excellent policing”.

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He added: “It has taken another prolific drug dealer from the streets of Islington. These dealers are a blight on the community and they are making large amounts of money out of the dependency and misery of others. The long custodial sentence is entirely justified.”