GANGLAND UK: Albanian charged after being 'found with £1.2m of cocaine, firearm and £23K cash
AN Albanian national has has been charged with drugs, firearms and money laundering offences after the seizure of cocaine worth £1.2 million, a gun and £23,000 in cash. Organised crime detectives arrested Muhamet Qosja, 29, after pulling over a vehicle on Melbourne Road in Ilford, east London, yesterday (October 13.) Inside the car officers allegedly located the cash concealed within the dashboard.
A search of a nearby address in Valentines Road led to the discovery of a revolver (top left), 20 rounds of ammunition and 12 kilos of cocaine (top right), hidden in a bedroom.
SEARCH: Packages allegedly found by the Met during the operation (OCP)
A Met Police spokesman said: "Once cut to street-level purity the drugs would have had an estimated resale value of £1.2 million."
Muhamet Qosja is due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates Court.
Matt McMillan, Operations Manager for the Organised Crime Partnership (OCP), said “Drugs, cash and violence all go hand-in-hand with organised crime.
"The OCP is acting swiftly to arrest criminals and break the link between all the three factors.
“The OCP sees NCA and Metropolitan Police Service work together to stop the flow of firearms and drugs to the criminal market in London, target criminals that impact on London, as well as disrupting those that make huge profits from this illegal activity.”