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gangster caught with three loaded handguns and drugs with an estimated street value of £1million has been jailed for 18 years.

Police stopped Ali Serroukh’s BMW during a surveillance operation in Brent.

Officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command searched the car and discovered six kilos of cocaine inside a concealed hide.

Simultaneously, a raid was executed at an address linked to Serroukh, 25, in Keyes Road, Cricklewood on January 23, 2020.  

A further four kilos of cocaine, a large quantity of cannabis, cash, body armour, several zombie knives and drug-mixing equipment were recovered.

Harrow Crown Court heard the combined total of cocaine seized had an estimated street value of £1m.

During the search of a VW Tiguan parked outside the house, police seized a loaded handgun.

Five days later, detectives returned to Keyes Road and removed a third vehicle, a BMW, linked to Serroukh, this time finding two further handguns.

( Ali Serroukh’s haul of drugs and guns / Metropolitan Police )

Serroukh, of Tachbrook Street, Pimlico, was convicted of three counts of possession of a prohibited weapon, possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, possession with intent to supply Class B drugs and possession of criminal property, namely £5,000.

He was sentenced on Thursday, January 14.

Detective Inspector Jim Casey, from the Specialist Crime Command, said: “Protecting the communities of London from serious violence remains a top priority for the Met.  

“Removing these drugs, firearms and individual from the streets has undoubtedly saved lives and the Specialist Crime Command continues to be committed to seeking out those involved and bringing offenders to justice.

“Working together with communities is vital in tackling violent crime and I urge anyone with information to contact the police or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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