A drug dealer who had been operating out of Swindon has been jailed for more than five years following an operation by the Wiltshire Police Fortitude team

Sulaman Keynan, 23, of White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London, pleaded guilty
to three counts of supplying Class A drugs and one count of possessing
criminal property in a trial at Swindon Crown Court on October 26.

He was sentenced to five years and three months in prison, of which he must
serve at least half behind bars and then the remainder out on licence with

Thousands of pounds in cash and drug paraphernalia seized during his arrest
in September 2021 were also forfeited.

Keynan was caught running the ‘Chrissy’ line in Swindon – a cross county
lines drug supply network.

He was arrested in Swindon in September last year by the Swindon Community
Policing Team for an unrelated offence and was found in possession of a
burner phone, £2,266 in cash, cannabis resin, heroin wraps and scales.

He was released under investigation but spent September to May in prison
after breaching a suspended sentence.

In the middle of May, the Fortitude team began receiving intelligence the
Chrissy line was active.

Using a number of tactics, the Fortitude team identified that he was
travelling to London from Swindon via train and in conjunction with the
British Transport Police, combed through hours of CCTV footage of Keynan
coming in and out of train stations.

On June 28, the Fortitude team and members of Operation Orochi – the Met
Police’s county lines unit – executed an early morning warrant on Keynan’s
home address in London, where he was arrested.

He was then brought back to Swindon, charged, and remanded in custody.

PC Sam Young said: “This is the third time Keynan has been convicted of
drugs offences and he’s now facing a lengthy sentence behind bars.

“His conviction shows that if you come to Swindon with the intention to
supply drugs or run county lines networks then we will track you down, no
matter where you are in the country.

“This sends a clear signal that drugs will not be tolerated in Swindon or
anywhere else in Wiltshire.”


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