Two men charged after police find 'gun, cash and drugs' in Brent Cross flat

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Officers seized a Retay 17 self-loading pistol and seven rounds of ammunition from a Brent Cross flat - Credit: National Crime Agency

Two men have been charged after a loaded gun, ammunition, £60,000 in cash and cocaine seized at a flat in Brent Cross, according to police.

Officers from the Organised Crime Partnership raided a property in Claremont Road on Friday.

Police say they found a Retay 17 self-loading pistol in a laundry basket, with three rounds of ammunition loaded in the magazine.

They say they seized a further four rounds of ammunition and £60,000 of suspected criminal cash, as well as more than 100 wraps of cocaine, scales and other drug dealing paraphernalia.

Matt McMillan, from the Organised Crime Partnership, said: “The fact that the firearm seized was viable and ready loaded meant it presented a significant danger to the public, which has now been mitigated."

Errison Hasaj, 21, and Bledar Kuraj, 23, both Albanian nationals, have been charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession with intent to supply cocaine and possession of criminal property.

They were due to appear at Willesden Magistrates Court on Saturday (May 8)