Drug dealer who tried to banish phone and drugs while pursued by police jailed for almost five years Date published: 5th March 2019 9.19am

A drug dealer who tried to banish his phone and drugs while being pursued by police has been sentenced to almost five years in prison.


Kabo Masalila, aged 27, of Cherry Avenue in Manchester pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply and dangerous driving at Chester Crown Court. On Thursday 28 February Masalila was told he will serve four years and six months. 


On the morning of Tuesday 29 January 2019 officers made attempts to stop Masalila after he entered the car park of a gym at Handforth Dean Retail Park near Wilmslow, Cheshire.


However Masalila refused to stop and instead locked himself inside the black Honda Civic and a short pursuit took place in the direction of Wilmslow along the A34 Bypass.


While the pursuit took place Masalila threw heroin and cocaine as well as a phone out of the window onto the carriageway.


When Masalila met heavy traffic he attempted to create a third lane along the nearside of the carriageway where he collided into hedges and bushes before coming to a stop.


He was then detained and taken to custody to be questioned by officers.


Detective Sergeant Jon Ryder, of Macclesfield Local Policing Unit, said: “Masalila not only refused to stop for police but he tried to conceal high class drugs along with his mobile phone while driving at speed to avoid being caught.


“This could have led to a serious collision after he drove dangerously without any thought or care for those around him.


“After admitting to both his crimes we have seen justice served.”