Sawn-off shotgun and half a kilo of cocaine seized at address in Brent

This shotgun has been seized by officers (Pic: National Crime Agency)

This shotgun has been seized by officers (Pic: National Crime Agency) - Credit: Archant

Detectives have seized a sawn-off shotgun and around half a kilo of cocaine after raiding an address in the borough.

Officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA), supported by the Met, stormed an address in Toucan Close, Park Royal, last week, after they were tipped off about a drugs drop by US Customs.

A parcel containing the class A drug had been sent to the address from St Maarten in the Caribbean

Checks by the NCA revealed the address was suspected of links with street gang activity

The drugs were seized at the address and the firearm and six rounds of ammunition were found hidden beneath a kitchen cupboard.

Ian Truby, from the NCA’s Heathrow border investigation team, said: “This operation has taken a potentially deadly firearm off the streets of London.

“Working with law enforcement colleagues both abroad and at home we are determined to do all we can to disrupt the organised crime groups involved in drug trafficking and associated criminality.”

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Anthony Jones, 28, of Toucan Close, has appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court charged with importing class A drugs and possession of a firearm.

He was remanded in custody.