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Mill Hill drug dealer had two and a half kilos of cocaine in his glovebox

Orest Malushi was sentenced to more than two years in prison yesterday

A car glove box containing two and a half kilos of cocaine
The glove box contained two and half kilos of cocaine – (Credit – National Crime Agency)

A Mill Hill man was jailed yesterday following an operation that saw police seize three kilos of cocaine and £100,000 in cash. 

Orest Malushi, 44, of Watford Way, Mill Hill was jailed for two years and six months for possession of cocaine with intent to supply. 

He was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court yesterday, along with Olsian Vogli, 33, from Birmingham, who was jailed for five years and four months. 

They had both pleaded guilty during previous hearings at St Albans Crown Court. 

The pair were arrested in Hendon in July last year by officers from the Organised Crime Partnership who had them under surveillance. 

The arrest took place beside Malushi’s car with Vogli carrying a rucksack containing half a kilo of cocaine. 

Officers searching the car found a further two and half kilos of cocaine hidden in a specially adapted glovebox. 

More than £100,000 in cash was found in a flat in Caversham Road in Kentish Town used by Vogli. 

A Lidl carrier bag full of £10 notes - containing £100,000 in cash, seized at an address used by a drug dealer
A bag of cash seized at the Caversham Road address used by Olsian Vogli – (Credit – National Crime Agency)

Andrew Tickner, from the Organised Crime Partnership, said: “The cocaine supplied by Olsian Vogli and Orest Malushi was clearly generating large profits for the organised crime group they belonged to, as shown by the amount of cash we found in the apartment.

“The hide in Malushi’s car was ultimately a futile attempt to conceal his criminality, but shows the time and attention that drug suppliers will put into their criminal profession.

“The class A drugs trade fuels gang violence and suffering in the UK, which is why the NCA and Met Police’s strong partnership is at the forefront of dismantling the organised criminal groups behind it.”


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