A drug dealer was caught by armed police after he took a taxi for just a 100 metres.

Officers from the tactical firearms unit on plain-clothes patrols spotted Fiorent Muharremi acting suspiciously in Clifton Road, Brighton, at the junction with Clifton Hill.

The 20-year-old got into a taxi and was taken just 100 metres before getting out of the vehicle again.

He was stopped and detained by the officers for a search.

They found packages of white powder in Muharremi’s jacket pocket.

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Muharremi was arrested and charged following the search on February 7.

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At Lewes Crown Court on Thursday, March 7, he admitted possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply and a Class B drug with intent to supply.

Muharremi, of no fixed address, was sentenced to two years in custody in a youth offenders' institution.

TFU Inspector Oli Fisher said: “Our highly trained officers conduct a variety of duties above and beyond armed response and regularly carry out patrols to assist our colleagues across the force.

“This includes proactive operations to help disrupt the supply of drugs, which cause so much harm in our communities.”