Abel Buafo filmed himself dancing and singing while holding the knife (Picture: Met Police/PA)
A man who posted videos of himself brandishing a large knife in a nightclub on Snapchat has been jailed.
Abel Buafo, 23, recorded himself waving the black folding knife while he was singing and dancing, in full view of other customers.
At one point his friend nudges him to be quiet, to which Buafo replies: ‘I don’t even care about the feds bruv, on my mum’s life.’
The videos also showed him fist-bumping people while holding the knife, and also apparently dropping it on the floor before picking it up.
Buafo is heard making several references to blicky – a slang term for a knife.
Police officers forced entry into his Lambeth home in February 2020 after being made aware of the video and found Buafo had tried to dispose of something down the sink.
A sample of the white powder in the sink was found to be phenacetin, a well-known cutting agent for making crack cocaine.
He boasted he didn’t ‘care about the feds’ but wound up getting his door kicked down by officers (Picture: PA)
He was sentenced to six years and was described as ‘arrogant’ by the Met (Picture: PA)
Officers also found a large amount of drugs paraphernalia, scales, snap bags, a hydraulic press, cannabis and MDMA pills.
More than £200 in cash and £1,200 in counterfeit cash, as well as a Rambo-style knife, were also found.
At another address linked to Buafo in Walworth, officers discovered a large bag of cannabis, 903mg of cocaine, two scales and snap bags.
Buafo was sentenced at Inner London Crown Court on Friday to six years and four months in prison, the Metropolitan Police said.
He pleaded guilty to numerous offences between March 12 2020 and July 29 2021, including possession of a knife, possession of Class A and B drugs, possession of criminal property and being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug.
He was also hit with a rang of drug offence charges after his home was searched (Picture: PA)
Police found a large combat-style knife during the search of his house (Picture: PA)
Detective sergeant Raymond Sekalongo, the investigating officer, said: ‘Buafo was arrogant enough to think he was above the law and thought he could not only take a knife into a nightclub, but broadcast himself on social media doing it.
‘Buafo was wrong not to ‘care about the feds’, because the Met is absolutely committed to taking offensive weapons and drugs off the streets of London.
‘The knife in the nightclub and the Rambo knife found in Buafo’s address is yet another example of the intractable link between drug supply and violence.
‘Those carrying weapons and supplying drugs should expect a visit from us in the near future.’
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