Two men have been charged after a loaded gun, ammunition, £ 60,000 in cash and cocaine were seized from an apartment in Brent Cross.
Agents of the Partnership Against Organized Crime – a joint unit of the National Crime Agency and the Metropolitan Police Service – raided the Claremont Road property on Friday, May 7.
During the search, the Met said officers seized more than 100 packages of cocaine, scales and other drug trafficking paraphernalia, as well as £ 60,000 of suspected cash.
Officers found the pistol, a Retay 17 autoloading pistol, hidden in a laundry basket with three rounds of ammunition loaded in the magazine. Four other rounds of ammunition were also recovered.
Matt McMillan, Organized Crime Partnership, said: “This operation illustrates that drugs and violence are intrinsically linked.
“The fact that the seized firearm was viable and ready for use meant that it posed a significant danger to the public, which has now been mitigated.
“Through this partnership, the NCA and the Met remain committed to stemming the supply of illegal drugs and firearms to London and protecting the public from harm.”
- Errison Hasaj, 21, and Bledar Kuraj, 23, were arrested and charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession with intent to supply cocaine and possession of criminal property. They were due to appear in Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 8 May.
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This notice was published: 2021-05-10 12:25:00