Two drug dealers who were caught with stun guns and knife in separate police swoops in Banstead and Epsom have been jailed.

Ardit Elezas, 20, was sentenced to two years and four months behind bars at Guildford Crown Court on August 7 after police officers found more than £1,000 in cash and small bags of cocaine in his car.

Shomari Fraser Etienne, 30, was jailed for three years at the same court a week earlier after being caught driving while high on cannabis.

The sentences are the latest in Surrey Police’s county-wide crackdown on drug dealers, Operation Viking, which was launched before Christmas 2016.

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Elezas, of no fixed address, was stopped by officers proactively looking for potential dealers in Banstead on July 9. He gave officers an Italian driver’s licence with a different name, but could not read Italian when challenged.

Officers searched his car and found more than £1,000 in cash, and small bags of cocaine in a compartment under the driver’s dashboard.

Elezas pleaded guilty to charges of acquiring criminal property, driving without a licence, possessing identity documents with intent, possession with intent to supply cocaine, and driving without insurance.

A proactive patrol in an unmarked car stopped Etienne in Epsom on June 25, when he was driving a car without insurance.

The officers immediately smelt cannabis coming from the car and when asked Etienne admitted he had inhaled before driving.

Officers also found 18 wraps on heroin and cocaine in his pocket, as well as a nine-centimetre lock knife.

When his home in Watney Close, Purley, was searched, officers found two stun guns.

The 30-year-old pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis, possessing heroin and cocaine with intent to supply the Class A drugs, possessing a knife, a stun gun, taking a motor vehicle without consent and driving without insurance.