Drug dealer tried to sell plain clothed officer cocaine and heroin in Peterborough

A drug dealer who tried to sell a plain clothes police officer cocaine and heroin in Peterborough has been jailed.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 4:40 pm

PC George Enright, from the Neighbourhood Support Team, was on foot patrol in the Welland area on 9 December 2019 when he was flagged down by 27-year-old Ilederico Araujo.

PC Enright went to see what Araujo wanted when he noticed he was holding something in his hand, on asking him what it was, Araujo opened up his palm to reveal several wraps of what looked to be class A drugs.

Identifying himself as a police officer, PC Enright arrested Araujo on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs, before searching his pockets where he found 62 wraps of crack cocaine and 12 wraps of heroin.

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Ilederico Araujo

A further search of him was carried out in custody which revealed 10 more wraps of crack cocaine and £309.70 in cash.

After being interviewed, Araujo was initially released under investigation, however, on 23 November last year (2020), he was charged with possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin, as well as possession of criminal property.

Araujo, of Burlington Road in Leeds, admitted the offences in court last month and today (Wednesday) appeared at Huntingdon Law Courts where he was sentenced to two years and four months in prison.

DC Colin Avis, who investigated, said: “Part of the role of our Neighbourhood Support Team is to tackle drug dealing in our communities and one tactic they use is to blend in, even to the extent that unsuspecting dealers offer them drugs.

“This was a great example of being in the right place at the right time for the officer, resulting in harmful substances being removed from our streets and a dealer now spending time in prison.”