30 May 2018
Two men have been jailed after 3.5kg of cocaine and £45,000 in cash were seized following an investigation by officers from the joint National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Metropolitan Police Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).
On Saturday 7th April 2018, OCP officers stopped a grey Volkswagen on Avenue Road, Acton and searched Vuk Stojakovic (33) on suspicion of possessing drugs.
Officers searched the vehicle and found a concealment within the glove box containing a one kilo block of cocaine. Stojakovic was arrested for possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.
A flat on Sheffield Terrace, linked to Stojakovic was searched and officers found a concealment within a TV cabinet with a further two and a half kilos of cocaine, £24,000 cash, 25,000 Euros and a hydraulic press. A tenant of the address, Uros Zivkovic (24) – was arrested for possession of a fraudulent Czech driving licence.
Stojakovic pleaded guilty to possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and money laundering and Zivkovic pleaded guilty to possession of the false Czech ID document. Both were sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on 25 May to six years and eight months respectively. Zivkovic will also be deported to Serbia after serving his sentence.
Matt McMillan from the Organised Crime Partnership said:
“Eliminating the supply of class A drugs is crucial in our efforts to tackle organised crime. The impact of drug trafficking has a significant impact on communities and these sentences should act as a deterrent.
“The use of false identity documents is something we know organised criminals rely on to conduct their business. However, we will ensure that those using such documents are held accountable."