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Three Enfield men jailed for more than 16 years for their part in drug dealing
Three men have jailed for more than 16 years for their part in conspiracy to supply cocaine worth £1.6million.
Nertil Curi, 28 of Ecclesbourne Close in Palmers Green, pleaded guilty at a previous trial and was sentenced to eight years and three months behind bars for conspiracy to supply class A drugs as well as 15 months to run concurrently for money laundering.
Gentjan Mataj, 24 of Linksinde Gardens, will serve a seven year sentence when he pleaded guilty for conspiracy to supply class A drugs and 15 months to run concurrently for money laundering.
Brikel Mataj, also of Linkside Gardens, was sentenced to 18 months in jail for conspiracy to supply class B drugs and 15 months will run concurrently for money laundering.
The trio were arrested on July 22, 2013 when officers made a pre-planned operation to arrest them on the North Circular.
They found seven kilos of cocaine with a street value of £1.6million.
Their search also uncovered £15,980 in cash from a ford focus which Brikel Mataj had the keys to as well as a bag hidden behind the passenger’s seat containing cannabis wrapped in cling film with a street value of £9,000.
Detective Inspector Steve Miles, who led the operation from the Met's Serious and Organised Crime Command (SCO7), said: "There is no doubt that we uncovered a highly sophisticated crime network involved in the distribution of drugs and money-laundering on a large scale.
“This investigation prevented £1.6 million-worth of a harmful Class A drug making it onto the streets of London and four people will now face a long time behind bars.
"We will continue our efforts to disrupt similar networks to take drugs off the streets of London."