Buckhurst Hill cocaine gang jailed for 16 years: Three members of a London-based Albanian drugs gang have been jailed for a total of 16 years, following an investigation by the National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).
OCP officers apprehended the group’s ringleader, Mark Gurini, 26, at a petrol station near his home in Buckhurst Hill on 26 September 2017.
He was in possession of false Italian identification documents and had two kilos of cocaine hidden in his car.
Officers searching his flat on Queens Road found another 49 kilos of cocaine and further evidence that the gang had been using the property as a base for their drug dealing business.
This included £100,000 in cash, scales, a heat sealing machine and multiple ledgers containing customer details their orders.
Earlier that month two of the gang’s customers, Arbian Celaj, 25, and Abubaker Mohamed, 22, were arrested by OCP officers.
Each was in possession of one kilo of cocaine.
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