Two Albanian men charged after 20kg of cocaine worth £1.6m found hidden in London flat


TWO men have been charged following the seizure of cocaine worth around £1.6 million from the bedroom of a London flat.

The pair were arrested following the seizure of 20kg of cocaine and £25,000 cash from the flat in Rotherhithe, South East London.

The flat was raided in Helena Square on Thursday, when officers seized the suspected criminal cash and the drugs, which were hidden in various places in one of the bedrooms. The cocaine would be worth an estimated £1.6 million if sold on the streets of London. Albanian nationals Vidiol Muratas, 43, and Fatjon Nakaj, 31, were arrested at the property and later charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs. They appeared at Croydon Magistrates Court this morning and were remanded in custody. The raid was carried out by the Organised Crime Partnership (OCP) – a joint National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police unit – that specialises in targeting mid-tier drug suppliers in the capital. Matt McMillan from the OCP said: “We take the threat from the criminal networks involved in class A drug supply extremely seriously. “Under the Organised Crime Partnership, the NCA and Met Police are particularly focused on disrupting the flow of illegal drugs through London and the serious violence associated with this criminality.”