East Sussex man starts six-year sentence for supplying cocaine Brighton News

Police body camera footage shows the moment £400,000 worth of cocaine was found in a drug dealer’s car.

It comes as Christopher Morris was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court after previously admitting possession of five kilos of cocaine with intent to supply and money laundering.

He was arrested by specialist constables shortly after leaving his home in Glessing Road, Stone Cross, near Pevensey.

The 42-year-old was arrested by officers from Sussex Police’s Specialist Law Enforcement Unit on December 15.

As they went to speak to Morris, who was alone in the car, they saw him spinning behind him.

Looking in the rear passenger floor, they found a bag containing two smaller bags.

Inside one were four one-kilo packs of cocaine with a potential street value of up to £400,000.

The other contained £40,000 in cash.

Video captured the moment officers pulled the bags full of drugs and cash from the car.

Officers then searched Morris’ home where they found another quantity of cocaine and several thousand pounds in cash.

Morris claimed to be carrying cocaine and cash for drug dealers, claiming he was operating under duress.

However, he was unable to produce any evidence to support this claim.

Morris later admitted his guilt.

On April 11, he was sentenced to six years in prison.

The police interest in Morris does not end with this conviction.

Expert financial investigators from the police plan to take further legal action against him under the Proceeds of Crime Act, seeking court orders to confiscate assets he obtained through drug trafficking.

A spokesman for Sussex Police’s Serious Organized Crime Unit said; “This is another example of colleagues working together to disrupt the drug supply in our communities.”

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Morris’ sentencing comes just ten days after a drug dealer who hid heroin and cocaine in his underwear was also jailed in East Sussex.

Nadia Bakundukize was arrested in Chapel Park Road, St Leonards after she was spotted conducting two drug deals by plainclothes police in May last year.

The 33-year-old was searched in police custody and found she had 22 crack wrappers and five heroin wrappers hidden in her underwear.

Bakundukize, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to all offenses and was sentenced to 32 months in prison.

To report suspected drug trafficking in your local community, contact the police on 101 or online.

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