04:55PM, Monday 25 April 2016
Anxelo Shahu has been sentenced to 16 years
A hefty prison sentence has been handed down to a 25-year-old Slough man who stashed 6kg of heroin in his bathroom.
Anxelo Shahu, an Albanian national living in Bridlington Spur, will serve 16 years in prison after he was found guilty of conspiring to supply almost £2million worth of class A drugs.
Shahu, who is described as having links to an organised crime network, was first arrested on February 27 when officers from the Organised Crime Partnership (OCP) saw him picking up a shopping bag from another man in St Albans.
The bag contained 6kg of cocaine concealed in individually wrapped packages.
A third man, Albanian Besnik Zefi, 32, from Ilford, London, fled the scene but was stopped on the M1.
He was arrested after Hertfordshire Police officers found 2kg of cocaine and £1000 in cash in his car.
Both Shahu and Zefi were taken to London’s Colindale Police Station where Zefi was further arrested for not having a valid driving license or insurance.
OCP officers conducted a search of Shahu’s Slough home and found a rental agreement for a second property in Knight’s Place, Windsor.
After searching the Windsor property, officers found 6kg of heroin concealed in the bathroom.
This brought the total haul of class A drugs to 14kg with an estimated street value of £1,914,630.
On February 29 both men pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply class A drugs.
Shahu was sentenced to 16 years in prison at Southwark Crown Court on Tuesday. Zefi receieved a sentence of five years and four months.
Detective Inspector Steven Miles, from the OCP, said: “The sentence of the court reflects the serious nature of this offence.
“Together with colleagues from Hertfordshire Police, the Organised Crime Partnership was able to prevent this vast quantity of Class A drugs reaching the streets of London.”
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