Three charged over £2.7m of cocaine and £50k found after stop on car in South Woodford

Three men have been charged after cocaine with a street value of £2.7million and around £50,000 in cash were seized by police.

Police pulled over a BMW at the Waterworks roundabout, Woodford Avenue, South Woodford on Monday at about 6pm in a pre-planned strike

Nertil Curi, 27, of Ecclesbourne Close, Gentjan Mataj, 24, of Linkside Gardens, and Brikel Mataj, 29, of Linkside Gardens, all in Enfield, appeared in court yesterday.

They were charged with conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs as well as money laundering and appeared as Thames Magistrates’ Court.

All three were remanded into custody and will appear at Maidstone Crown Court on September 4.

Two further men, aged 24 and 31, have been bailed pending further investigation.