Jail for gang who hid guns and drugs in Kingsbury park
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A criminal gang who hid their drugs and guns in a Kingsbury park yards away from playing children have been jailed.
Sean Cephinis, 33, of Clifton Avenue, Wembley, Aamir Yousef, 24, of Greenhill Road, Harlesden, Tevin Forde, 20, from Mill Hill, Kamran Khan, 24, from Edgware, and Romaine Callender, from Bushey, stashed three guns, ammunition, heroin and crack cocaine in the park in Larkspur Close to avoid detection from the police.
Their plot was smashed when Callender was seen leaving the park by officers from the Trident Gang Crime Command, who had him under surveillance on January 8.
A subsequence search of where he was standing found crack cocaine and heroin with an approximate street value of £2,000 buried in the ground.
The following day Callender was spotted returning to the park with Khan, Yousef, Forde and Cephinis.
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Cephinis left the park separately from the other four who were in a car which was stopped by police and found to contain £3,000 worth of heroin.
All four were arrested at the scene and a second search of the park uncovered a sawn-off shotgun, a revolver, a pistol, a de-activated revolver, a magazine for a 9mm SLP and class A and B drugs which had been buried in the grounds.
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When Cephinis was tracked down and arrested in March he had £7,000 worth of crack cocaine and heroin in his possession.
Last Friday, Cephinis was jailed for seven years and two months after he admitted conspiracy to supply and intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin.
Yousef had denied conspiracy to supply crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis but was convicted and sentenced to eight years.
Tevin Forde admitted conspiracy to supply crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis and was handed down five years.
Khan and Callender were sentenced to 12 and 10-and-a-half respectively, after they were convicted of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis and possession of a prohibited weapon and ammunition.
Detective Constable Richard Vanderpuije, from Trident, said: “I am pleased that these lethal firearms and ammunition have been removed from the streets of London.
“Drug dealing can only operate in an environment where fear or threat of violence is prevalent and there is no doubt that these firearms would have been used to injure, threaten or hurt someone.
“I hope the sentences will serve as a warning that officers will pursue and bring to justice those who blight the lives of London communities through their criminal activity.”