Five west London men charged with smuggling hundreds of kilos of cannabis into the UK

Image above: Cannabis recovered by Metropolitan Police

Drugs seized have street value of £3.9 million

Police have charged five men with drug offences after cannabis, valued at nearly £4 million. was recovered by Border Force staff at Stansted Airport. The drugs were found on the 6 and 27 January. A previous shipment of 300kg of a substance believed to be cannabis was delivered to an address in Hayes on 11 January and was also linked to the investigation.

In a statement, Police said:

“Met officers executed warrants on 1 February at industrial units in Hayes and Northolt. Three men and one juvenile were arrested in Hayes. One man was arrested in a van which was stopped by police in Northolt.”

Hasin Hulusi, 58 of Shadwell Drive, Northolt; Mohammed Ali, 28 of Hope Gardens, Acton and Deepak Bhatti, 48 of Belvue Road, Northolt were arrested along with Guy Stevens, 33 of Hayes and a 17-year-old male.

All four men appeared at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on 3 February 2024 where they were remanded in custody to appear at Harrow Crown Court on Friday 1 March. The 17-year-old youth also appeared at Willesden Magistrates’ Court charged with importing cannabis and was released on bail.

The Met’s investigation was led by officers from a new proactive policing team based in Hayes. They say:

“The team are focused on tackling the most serious offences and organised crime in west London.”