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Sokol Ajazi, 36, of Southgate, north London, was arrested on April 1 after detectives saw him carrying a large plastic bag in a Mercedes driven by fellow Albanian Eduart Hadjini, 38, on Riverway , N13.

The police followed the vehicle a distance, before moving to detain it and then search it.

A spokesperson for the National Crime Agency (NCA) said: “Using a crowbar, they accessed a special compartment concealed in the rear seats, which contained the plastic bag. inside, there was a kilogram of cocaine. “

Ajazi has starred in three feature films, including the 2016 films The Contract and Una and the 2011 feature Mercenaries which starred Billy Zane.

According to, the characters he plays are “athletic, scruffy, tough and mean.”

Hadjini, of Abbey Wood, admitted that the skin is usually only accessible by turning on the engine and pressing a series of buttons.

Both were arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs with Hadjini, further arrested in connection with a two-kilogram cocaine trade that officers observed the previous month.

Thomas Scarrett, 28, from Bristol, was arrested in the previous exchange and sentenced to six years in prison for drug supply offenses on April 13.

Investigators then searched Ajazi’s vehicle, which was parked a few steps away, finding another half a kilogram of cocaine and £ 2,000 in cash.

The spokesperson added: “Images recovered from Ajazi’s dash cam showed he retrieved the plastic bag from a garage in Mintern Close, Enfield, earlier the day he was caught on the train. to pass it to Hadjini.

“Officers searched the garage, seizing three more kilos of cocaine. The combined 4½ kg of drugs recovered in Operation OCP could have fetched £ 360,000 if sold on the streets of the UK.”

Both men were charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and remanded in custody. They subsequently pleaded guilty on April 2.

Hadjini and Ajazi appeared before Wood Green Crown Court yesterday where they were sentenced to three years 10 months and five years two months respectively.

The operation was led by the Partnership Against Organized Crime (OCP), a joint initiative of the NCA and the Metropolitan Police Service.

Matt McMillan OCP Operations Manager said: “These men were looking to make money from the cocaine trade, which directly fuels violence and intimidation in London and the country.

“The OCP is constantly working to cut off the supply of illegal drugs and hold those behind to account. We are determined to protect people from the crime that scares our communities. “

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This notice was published: 2021-05-20 21:46:00