Drug dealer jailed for killing Harlesden man over crystal meth debt

Addict was attacked and ruthlessly dumped in the street

A drug dealer has been jailed in what is believed to be the country’s first ever killing directly connected to crystal meth.

Jaypee Maderazo, 29, of Connaught Road, Harlesden, died four days after he was found unconscious in a street after being attacked by David Van Der Riet in August last year.

Last week, the 34-year-old South African was sentenced to six years for manslaughter after he admitted killing the Filipino over a �1,500 debt.

The Old Bailey heard Van Der Riet preyed on a small community of Filipino drug addicts by selling them crystal meth and Maderazo was a ‘customer’.


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He lured Mr Maderazo to an address in Iverson Road, Kilburn, where he knocked him unconscious with a single blow, loaded him in his car and dumped him in Cecil Road, Harlesden.

Investigating officers initially believed he had been knocked down, and as he had no identification on him they released photographs of his distinctive tattoos in a bid to name him.

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He was identified shortly after he died from massive brain injuries.

When Van Der Riet was arrested at a bedsit in Kensal Town officers found drugs and �2,000 in cash in his possession.

His friend Victor Wilkens, 27, was jailed for a year for assaulting another of Van Der Riet’s customers on August 18 last year.

Van Der Riet was jailed for three years for manslaughter and a further three years for possession of drugs with intent to supply.

Detective Inspector Richard Ambrose told the Times Mr Maderazo’s killing is believed to have been the first in the UK directly linked to crystal meth.

He added: “The life and death of Jaypee is a sad story.

“Jaypee’s addiction to crystal meth meant that he was associating with criminals and trying to feed his habit by dealing to the people around him.

This led to his involvement with Van Der Riet and ultimately his death.”

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