A drug kingpin who supplied £3.4million worth of cocaine and heroin to dealers across south London has been jailed. 

Tishan Hewitt, 28, was arrested after he made three handovers of drugs packed in reusable shopping bags. 

In April last year officers saw him in a Mercedes A class which parked on Mardell Road in Croydon. 

He got out an placed two full bags in the rear seats of a nearby Ford Mondeo. 

The Ford drove off but when it was stopped by officers they found 20kgs of high purity cocaine with a street value of £1.8million. 

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The driver, 25-year-old Jimmy Matthews, was charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs. 

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to eight years imprisonment at Croydon Crown Court in May last year. 

Later the same day officers saw Hewitt transfer another bag into a Mitsubishi Colt on the same road as the first transfer. 

The Mitsubishi drove off but was stopped in Beckenham where officers found a bag containing 14.7kgs of heroin with a street value of £900,000. 

The driver of that car is now awaiting trial. 

A month later, in May last year, Hewitt was seen getting out of the Mercedes before transferring a bag to a white Audi Q7 in Langley Road, Beckenham. 

When officer pulled that vehicle over they found almost eight kilos of cocaine with an estimated street value of £720,000. 

A passenger in that vehicle, 25-year-old Ergis Kuci, admitted intent to supply class A drugs in December last year. 

Officers later searched Hewitt’s home in Streatham and found small quantities of cocaine, ketamine and cannabis, £2,235 in cash, part of a heavy drugs press and drugs paraphernalia such as elastic bands, scales and spoons. 

He pleaded guilty to drugs possession and supply offences at Inner London Crown Court in April this year and was sentenced to nine years at Croydon Crown Court on Monday (December 4).   

Detective Chief Inspector Ben Mahoney, from the National Crime Agency's Organised Crime Partnership, said: “Tishan Hewitt was a significant supplier of cocaine and heroin to dealers in south London, making him central to a trade that drives intimidation and violence in those areas, and also presents substantial dangers to users. 

“Using the combined strength of the NCA and Metropolitan Police, we continue to disrupt the organised criminals behind the class A drugs trade.”