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Man jailed for selling drugs in ‘broad daylight’

15 Apr 2019

A Peterborough drug dealer has been jailed after he was caught red-handed by plain-clothed officers.

The officers were alerted to Ismael Coulibaly, 20, by colleagues using CCTV covering Stanley Recreation Ground at about 1.20pm on 30 June.

They approached and tried to arrest Coulibaly, who dropped to his knees in an attempt to free himself.

As he tried to sprint away officers grabbed his leg and restrained him while he tried to hide a plastic bag in the back of his shorts. Inside the bag, officers found 23 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin, worth £230.

Coulibaly, of Manton, Bretton, pleaded guilty to possession of crack cocaine and heroin with intent to supply on Thursday at Peterborough Crown Court and was sentenced to 31 months in a young offenders institution.

Detective Sergeant Liz Cooper said: “Coulibaly has shown a blatant disregard for the law by selling drugs in a public park in broad daylight.

“The sale of class A drugs is the cause of many other crimes affecting society such as burglary, theft and anti-social behaviour and we will continue to crack down on those involved.”

Information about drug dealing can be reported via or by calling 101.

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