A drug dealer arrested by an off-duty police officer outside Baker Street train station has been jailed.

George Dib, from White City , was given a nine-year sentence on March 21 after he was found guilty of multiple drug charges.

The 43-year-old used coded language in messages to sell the drugs but was spotted by the off-duty officer acting suspiciously outside the Tube station in March last year.

The officer approached Dib, searched him and uncovered a large quantity of drugs and money. Police then searched Dib’s home in Bentworth Road, where further drugs were found.

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He was charged with five counts of possession with intent to supply and one count of possession of a controlled drug, and sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court .

The total street value of drugs seized during the searches is estimated to be £965.

Investigating officer Police Constable Graham Brooks, said: “This is a welcomed sentence given the large quantity of drugs found on Dib’s possession and at home.

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“Dib’s used crafty tactics in order to mask his dealings, by using multiple mobiles phones and coded language in messages so not to arouse suspicion. However, despite his cunning strategies he was unable to avoid being spotted by one of our officers.

“I hope this firm sentence sends a clear messages to those supplying drugs, we will always robust action and make sure you are brought to justice.”

In December last year, a man from White City was jailed for his role in a gang's London operations dealing Class A drugs, which was eventually brought down when police officers posed as customers in an undercover operation .