National Crime Agency
Loaded pistol, ammo and cash seized in North London
Two men have been charged after a loaded gun, ammunition, £60,000 in cash and cocaine was seized at a flat in Brent Cross, North West London.
Officers from the Organised Crime Partnership – a joint NCA and Metropolitan Police Service unit – raided the property on Claremont Road recently (7 May 2021).
During the search they seized over 100 wraps of cocaine, scales and other drug dealing paraphernalia, along with the £60,000 of suspected criminal cash.
Officers found the gun, a Retay 17 self-loading pistol, hidden in a laundry basket with three rounds of ammunition loaded in the magazine. A further four rounds of ammunition were also recovered.
Errison Hasaj, 21, and Bledar Kuraj, 23, both Albanian nationals, were arrested and charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession with intent to supply cocaine and possession of criminal property.
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