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Wanted drug dealer jailed for nine years and three months

24 Jan 2018

Bedfordshire’s ‘most wanted’ drug dealer has been sentenced to nine years and three months behind bars after he was finally tracked down.

Louis Okai, 35, of Radnor Terrace, London, was sentenced at Luton Crown Court on Friday (19 January) for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and for being at large following being recalled to prison. The court also seized more than £30,000 and a number of expensive watches from him.

On 9 September 2014, Okai was residing at a hotel in Luton. When he refused to leave, the manager called the police. He quickly fled the room leaving behind phones, personal identification documents and a quantity of drugs, including heroin with a street value of more than £24,000. At the time of the incident he was already wanted for possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply, as well as on recall to prison.

After fleeing, Okai remained on the run for almost three years despite being featured on several wanted appeals, including on Crimewatch’s Most Wanted.

Then last summer, on 24 July 2017, the Metropolitan Police executed a warrant at an address in London and found Okai to be living there. He was subsequently arrested and charged. They also recovered large quantities of Class A and B drugs and cash.

In court the judge labelled Okai as a ‘significant supplier of Heroin and Crack Cocaine’.

Investigation Officer Gary Hales said: “Thanks to our colleagues in the Metropolitan Police we finally tracked this dangerous drug dealer down and he’ll now be made to pay for his actions. We will always catch up with criminals in the end, but I would advise anyone who knows they are wanted to hand themselves into the police immediately.

“Drugs cause extreme harm in our communities which is why those who supply them to others absolutely won’t be tolerated, and I’m pleased that Okai’s sentence reflects the severity of his actions.”

 

Louis Okai
Louis Okai

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