Man jailed for drug and fraud offences after vehicle stop in Esher

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A man has been jailed after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A, fraud offences and drug driving, Surrey Police have reported.

Police said they witnessed a silver Mercedes C Class driving erratically though Esher on July 26, 2023.

Surrey Police said they saw the driver speed through a red light whilst holding a mobile phone to his face.

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A Surrey Police spokesperson said: “When police stopped the vehicle, Nikolay Gyaurov, 26, from Tolworth was in the driver’s seat.

Nikolay Gyaurov has been jailed after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A, fraud offences and drug driving. Picture courtesy of Surrey PoliceNikolay Gyaurov has been jailed after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A, fraud offences and drug driving. Picture courtesy of Surrey Police
Nikolay Gyaurov has been jailed after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A, fraud offences and drug driving. Picture courtesy of Surrey Police

“Due to his manner of driving, he was asked to do a drugs wipe, which returned positive for cocaine. He was arrested for driving whilst over the specified drug limit.

“Following checks on his driving licence, he was no trace on any police systems. When police searched Gyuarov, he was found to be wearing an immigration issued ankle bracelet, and when further asked, he confirmed that the driving licence, and details on it, were in fact false.

“Further checks showed Gyuarov to already be serving a disqualification from driving until 2026 for previous drug driving offences. He had no insurance as a result and the insurance he did have was taken out in his fake name.”

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When police searched his vehicle, police said they located £1,250 in cash, grip seal bags with white powder in the driver door and further unused grip seal bags, needles and syringes were located in the boot.

Surrey Police said Gyuarov was further arrested on suspicion of being concerned in supply of Class A drugs, possessing fraudulent identity documents with intent, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.

His car was seized and the cash was subjected to a POCA detention order, police added.

A Surrey Police spokesperson said: “He was remanded into custody whilst the investigation progressed. On 18 September 2023, following a guilty plea for being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

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“Gyaurov was sentenced to three years imprisonment for this. He also pleaded guilty for disqualified driving and no insurance and was sentenced to four months imprisonment to run concurrently.”

Surrey Police said the investigation continued into the outstanding matters and, on April 11, Nikolay Gyaurov attended Guildford Crown Court, where he pleaded guilty to possessing fraudulent identity documents with intent and driving a motor vehicle whilst over the specified drug limit.

Gyaurov was sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment for the document offence and three months’ imprisonment to run concurrently for the drug driving.

Surrey Police said the 14-month term will start at the halfway point of his current sentence, which is January 2025.

Gyaurov was also disqualified from driving for 51 months, police added.

Surrey Police said Gyaurov will have to pay a surcharge. The false licence has been forfeited for destruction, police added.