Three men charged following after gun, cash and drugs recovered in St Albans city centre

Four people have been arrested after more than 24,000 was swindled from elderly victims

Four people have been arrested after more than 24,000 was swindled from elderly victims

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Three men have been charged with drug and firearm offences after they were allegedly caught with a handgun, drugs and cash in St Albans on Tuesday (3).

The men were part of a group of four who were arrested following Metropolitan Police operation, assisted by armed police officers and Herts Police.

Aissa Bakhti, 27, of St Albans, has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life or enable another to do so, possession of prohibited ammunition and conspiracy to supply a class A drug (cocaine).

Another, Jonsas Costa Paredes, 23, of no fixed address, and Amine Ghoul, 28, of no fixed address, were both also charged with conspiracy to supply a class A drug (cocaine).

The fourth man, a 25 year old from St Albans, was not charged and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

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