Kingsbury gun and drug gang jailed for over 42 years

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Five members of a Kingsbury-based gang who hid/buried three firearms, ammunition, heroin and crack cocaine in an area of parkland in Brent have been jailed for over 42 years. 

All five men were sentenced on October 24 following a three week trial at Harrow Crown Court.

As part of an intelligence-led operation in January Trident Gang Crime Command officers observed Romaine Callender in a park in Larkspur Close NW9.

After he had left the park, police subsequently attended and searched the area, where he was standing, recovering a quantity of Crack Cocaine and Heroin, with an approximate street value of £2,000.

The next day Callender was seen to return to the same location with Kamran Khan, Aamir Yousef, Tevin Forde and Sean Cephinis.

Shortly after Khan, Callender, Forde and Yousef were stopped in a vehicle driving away from the location and found in possession of a further £3,000 worth of Heroin.

The area in the park where they had been was searched again and three prohibited firearms, namely a sawn-off shotgun, a revolver, a pistol, a de-activated revolver and a magazine for a 9mm SLP were found buried in the ground, along with a further quantity of Class A and B drugs.

Cephinis was later arrested in March and was found in possession of Crack Cocaine and Heroin with an approximate value of £7,000.

khanKamran Khan, 24, of Trevor Road, Edgware HA8 was jailed for a total of 12 years, he was found guilty of the following offences and sentenced to:

– Eight years imprisonment for conspiracy to supply class A drugs, namely Crack Cocaine.
– Eight years imprisonment for conspiracy to class A drugs, namely Heroin
– Four years imprisonment for conspiracy to supply class B drugs, namely Cannabis
– Four years imprisonment for conspiracy to possess a prohibited weapon
– Three years imprisonment for conspiracy to Possess ammunition

 

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Romaine Callender, 22, of Woolmerdene Court, WD23 was found guilty of conspiracy to possess firearm and ammunition, having earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs.  He was jailed for a total of 10 years and was sentenced as follows:

– Six and a half years imprisonment for conspiracy to supply class A drugs, namely Crack Cocaine
– Six and a half years imprisonment for conspiracy to supply class A drugs, namely Heroin
– Three years imprisonment for conspiracy to supply class B drugs, namely Cannabis
– Four years imprisonment for conspiracy to possess a prohibited weapon
– Three years imprisonment for conspiracy to possess ammunition
yousefAamir Yousef, 24, of Greenhill Road NW10 was found guilty and jailed for a total of eight years for the following offences and was sentenced to:

– Eight years imprisonment for conspiracy to supply class A drugs, namely Crack Cocaine
– Eight years imprisonment for conspiracy to supply class A drugs, namely Heroin
– Three years imprisonment for conspiracy to supply class B drugs, namely Cannabis

 

 

 

cephinisOn the second day of the trial Sean Cephinis, 33, of Clifton Avenue, Wembley HA9 pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs. He had also earlier pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class A drugs, he was jailed for a total of seven years and two months and was sentenced as follows:

– Seven years and two months imprisonment for conspiracy to supply class A drugs, namely Crack Cocaine
– Seven years and two months imprisonment for conspiracy to supply class A drugs, namely Heroin
– Two years and eight months imprisonment for possession with intent to supply class A drugs, namely Heroin
– Two years and eight months for possession with intent to supply class A drugs, namely Crack Cocaine

 

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Tevin Forde, 20, of The Rise NW7 had earlier pleaded guilty on September 18, he was jailed for a total of five years and sentenced as follows:

– Five years imprisonment for conspiracy to supply class A drugs, namely Crack Cocaine
– Five years imprisonment for conspiracy to supply class A drugs, namely Heroin
– Two and a half years imprisonment for conspiracy to supply class B drugs, namely Cannabis

 

 

Detective Constable Richard Vanderpuije, of the Trident Gang Crime Command, 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 MPS and Trident officers will pursue and bring to justice those who blight the lives of London communities through their criminal activity.

“If you have any information about gang or gun crime call Crimestoppers – an independent charity – anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.”

 

 

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